Soybean Pest Podcast

by Matt O'Neal and Erin Hodgson

Erin HodgsonMatt O'Neal

Drs. Matt O’Neal and Erin Hodgson created a podcast to promote IPM concepts, like identification, sampling, economic thresholds, and insecticide efficacy. They also talk about updates on invasive pests and regulatory news, and translate new research relative to insects in agriculture.

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08/17/2010

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

08/13/2010

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.

08/06/2010

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

07/27/2010

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. 

07/19/2010

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. 

07/16/2010

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).

07/09/2010

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.

07/01/2010

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.

06/25/2010

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.

06/16/2010

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 (oneal@iastate.edu or ewh@iastate.edu)

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