- The second edition of the Soybean Aphid Field Guide is now available electronically! Click on this link to see the full color guide. Soybean aphid field guide
- Soybean varieties are available that are resistant to the soybean aphid. Follow this link to a four page factsheet that will describe this new tool for preventing yield loss from the soybean aphid.
- Speed scouting is a sampling method to determine if a soybean field is at risk for yield loss due to an outbreak of soybean aphids. This method will help growers estimate if soybean aphid populations are reaching the 250 aphids per plant economic threshold. Follow this link to a computer-game exercise that will quickly train a scout how to use speed scouting.
- Initial insecticide evaluations for soybean aphid management:
- 2013 Soybean aphid resistant varieties
- 2012 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Pests
- 2011 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2010 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2009 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2008 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2007 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2006 Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
- 2005 insecticide evaluations conducted by Soybean Entomology at Iowa State University.
- Soybean Aphids in Iowa -- 2007 This extension publication SP247 (PDF) presents an overview of the soybean aphids biology with management recommendations, including scouting tips and treatment options: updated during the spring of 2007.
- Plant Health Initiative Soybean aphid basics.
Visit this site for a fuller description of the soybean aphids biology and distribution.
- Integrated Crop Management Newsletter articles on soybean aphids
This list includes all of the ICM articles that feature the soybean aphid. Revisit this site for the latest information on soybean aphid IPM.
Specific topics regarding soybean aphid biology and management:
- Review of soybean aphid management tactics
In this reprint from the 2005 ICM conference is a review of research conducted at Iowa State University regarding different management tactics for soybean aphid, including herbicide-insecticide tank mixes, seed treatments and the current recommendation.
- Speed Scouting for soybean aphid University of Minnesota entomologist are developing this streamlined sampling method that employs the 250 aphids/plant threshold.
- Aphid estimator
Use this spreadsheet to calculate potential aphid population growth 7 days into the future using a temperature-based model.
- Soybean Aphid suction trap network
Visit this site for weekly updates of winged soybean aphids caught in a network of suction traps deployed across the midwest. Winged aphids during the summer travel between and within soybean fields. In the fall (September to October), winged soybean aphids migrate back to buckthorn where they overwinter. Ongoing research is investigating whether these numbers are an indicator of successful soybean aphid overwinter and thus an indicator of the risk for outbreaks for the subsequent summer.
- SAILS-Soybean Aphid IPM on a Landscape Scale. This multi-state, USDA-funded project is designed to improve and integrate management of soybean aphid into Midwest cropping systems (soybeans, dry beans, snap beans, and others). Visit this site for quarterly research updates on soybean aphid management tactics including scouting, tank-mixes, and biological control