Drs O'Neal and Hodgson are back for the 3rd year of the soybean aphid podcast. We review the status of aphids on buckthorn, introduce a new buckthorn project (buckthornwatch.org) and talk about the new invasive pest of soybeans, the brown marmorated stink bug, that has been found in Iowa.
(S3:E1) First soybean aphid podcast of 2011!
(S2:E10) Preharvest intervals and insecticides
(S2:E9) 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 http://www.practicalfarmers.org/assets/vcalendar/index.php.
(S2:E8) Soybean defoliators
(S2:E7) Soybean aphids are patchy in Iowa
(S2:E6) Winged aphids on the move
(S2:E5) Aphids are hard to find
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).
(S2:E4) 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.