(S3:E1) First soybean aphid podcast of 2011!

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.

(S2:E10) Preharvest intervals and insecticides

Dr. Hodgson and O'Neal talk about the preharvest intervals for those soybean growers considering an insecticide late in the season.

(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

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

(S2:E7) Soybean aphids are patchy in Iowa

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.

(S2:E6) Winged aphids on the move

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.

(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.

(S2:E3) Soybean pest activity update

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.

(S2:E2) 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.