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Aphids on the rise, and rootworms, too!

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Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
5
Episode: 
6
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Matt and Erin summarize the trend in soybean aphid populations for the midwest. They discuss other pest, include the corn rootworm and the reports of cornfields damaged by this pest. For more info on why this may happen in Bt-corn fields see http://bit.ly/16plxWm.
Also, for more info about how rotating crops is good for more than just managing rootworms, visit http://www.sustainablecorn.org/

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A new pub, workshops and crops switch gears

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
7
Episode: 
8
Description: 

Today, Erin is so excited to tell everyone about her new, 12-page publication called, "Getting to Know the Insects." This publication is geared to youth and new agronomists that want to learn more about how to identify, sample and management field crop insects. It's available for $2 in the ISU Extension Store. Next, Matt and Erin talk about corn and soybean switching to reproductive stages around Iowa and implications for pest scouting and management. In particular, hot and dry weather favors twospotted spider mites, but expected cooler temperatures can promote soybean aphid populations. Erin also mentions a rare pest, redheaded flea beetle, showing up in a cornfield this summer. Read Erin's blog to see feeding injury on corn leaves. Erin also mentioned some upcoming field days at the ISU FEEL demo lab located between Boone and Ames, Iowa. The first is the Crop Management Clinic (13-14 July), which features a number of different topics related to crop production and protection. The second is an all-day workshop on corn insects (29 July). We aren't sure why, but there are a lot of references to MMA fighters in this episode??

redheaded flea beetle on soybean

Redheaded flea beetle on soybean. Photo by Lewis Veith.

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redheaded flea beetle on soybean
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Time: 
00:00:20
Title: 
Getting to Know the Insects publication
Time: 
00:11:55
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ISU Extension and Outreach Crop Management Clinic
Time: 
00:13:35
Title: 
ISU Extension and Outreach Corn Insect Workshop