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First soybean aphid podcast

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Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
1
Episode: 
1
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This is the first in a series of podcasts about the soybean aphid, an invasive pest of soybeans found throughout the midwest. Return to this podcast, hosted by Dr. Matt O'Neal for updates on the occurrence, management and biology of this important pest

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Introducing Erin Hodgson

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
1
Episode: 
2
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In this edition, Dr. Erin Hodgson is introduced. She is the new assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at ISU with extension and research responsibilities focused on corn and soybean production. Dr. Hodgson's Ph.D. was spent studying the soybean aphid and how best to scout for it. She describes some of the work she is doing this summer, helping growers manage insect pests in soybean fields.

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Aphids on the move in Iowa

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
1
Episode: 
3
Description: 

For the week of July 20, 2009, Drs. Erin Hodgson and Matt O'Neal discuss the state of aphid populations in Iowa.  Aphids are now well established in many fields but at low populations.  We discuss factors that can contribute to the likelihood of an outbreak.  Also, Erin and Matt make a joke about aphid perspiration.

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Slow growing aphid populations

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
1
Episode: 
4
Description: 

For the week of July 27, 2009, Drs. Erin Hodgson and Matt O'Neal review reports and data on soybean aphid populations from Iowa and the midwest. Although large populations can be found, many growers are reporting low populations with less than 50% of the plants infested with aphids. Also, Erin discusses reports of soybean defoliation by insect pests that are not aphids.

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Soybean aphid populations' build

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
1
Episode: 
5
Description: 

For the week of August 3, 2009, Drs. Hodgson and O'Neal discuss scouting reports from the previous week indicating increases in aphid populations.   In our longest podcast to date we discuss several issues growers should consider with regard to spraying insecticide for soybean aphids, including the potential for spider mite outbreaks.

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Soybean aphid podcast is back on the air for 2010!

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
2
Episode: 
1
Description: 

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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Still no aphids

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
2
Episode: 
4
Description: 

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.

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Stop touching me!

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
6
Episode: 
15
Description: 

If a soybean aphids could talk, I would imagine them screaming, " Stop touching me!". Many Iowan fields are infested with soybean aphid this summer. Erin and Matt talk about what to do when these increasing populations happen late in the season. A short conversation about aphids in corn also happens. Finally, they get diverted and talk about winged aphid formation based on several cues, like touching and predators. 

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It's a new podcasting season!

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
7
Episode: 
1
Description: 

Soybeans are going into the ground, and Matt and Erin have started a new podcasting season. They talk about early-season soybean pests, like black cutworm and bean leaf beetle, and the likelihood of seeing injury this year. Read more about the predicted cutting date for black cutworm here:
http://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2016/05/black-cutworm-scouting-advisory-2016. They also spend some time highlighting some new people and research projects going on this summer. Finally, Matt talks about a recent publication that looks at the probability of breaking even with different inputs. 

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