Soybean Aphid Resources

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