Soybean aphids populations increasing? really?

Dr. O'Neal returns from vacation to discuss with Dr. Hodgson reports of aphid outbreaks in Iowa. The doctors have an upcoming field day on August 28th in Sutherland Iowa, Sponsored by PFI. For details visit

6 Aug 2010 soybean aphid podcast

Erin Hodgson talks about recent aphid populations and also some interesting defoliators in soybean.

27 July 2010 soybean aphid podcast

Soybean aphids are picking up activity throughout Iowa; however, populations are still very patchy. Also consider other defoliators in soybean right now that might compound stress during pod set.

19 July 2010 Soybean aphid podcast

Winged aphids are still on the move in Iowa, although most fields still remain well below treatment levels. Neighboring states have notable aphids, so scouting should still continue.

July 16th 2010 Soybean aphid podcast

Aphids are still hard to find, but that doesn't mean that Matt and Erin can't find something to talk about. We discuss spraying insecticides based on a calendar date as opposed to spraying insecticide based on need (i.e. aphids populations above a threshold).

July 9 2010 Soybean aphid podcast -Still no aphids

Still very few aphids in the soybean fields of Iowa. Drs. O'Neal and Hodgson give an update and discuss the likelihood of a soybean aphid outbreak later this summer. Also, Dr. Hodgson gives us an update of events where she will discuss recent research and new tools for pest management in soybeans.

July 1 2010 Soybean aphid podcast

Drs. O'Neal and Hodgson give a quick update on the status of soybean aphid populations in Iowa. They also review the other insect pests that may be out this time of year feeding on soybean leaves.

June 25 2010 soybean aphid update

In this episode Drs. O'Neal and Hodgson discuss the low populations of soybean aphids in Iowa. Dr. Hodgson highlights upcoming meetings and workshops to learn more about soybean production and pest management.

Soybean Aphid Podcasts is back on the Air for 2010!

Drs. Matt O'Neal and Erin Hodgson are back with their weekly podcast regarding the soybean aphid and other insect pests of soybeans. In this brief (~3min) episode we talk about the state of soybean aphids in Iowa and the midwest with a quick review of efforts to monitor aphid migration to soybeans. Please email us with your questions ( or

Learn more about aphid-resistant soybeans

The availability of aphid-resistant soybeans is increasing, and so is the amount of information available to growers interested in this new tool for preventing yield loss from the soybean aphid. Drs. Hodgson and O'Neal describe the source of soybean aphid resistance and results from two years of field testing in a four page, color fact-sheet produced with the Iowa Soybean Association.