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It's hot, humid and there are bugs everywhere

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
11
Episode: 
5
Description: 

Erin and Matt talk about insects pests showing up in places other than soybeans, like alfalfa and the twin cities. Some are currently causing problems and others may be a problem in the future.

Aphids in alfalfa: https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/06/aphids-observed-alfalfa-fields

There are stalk borers on the move: https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/06/start-scouting-stalk-borers-southern-iowa

Want to learn more about soybean gall midge (of course you do): https://soybeangallmidge.org/

Khapra beetle citing in MN:https://www.startribune.com/destructive-beetle-larvae-seized-at-international-falls-port-of-entry/570968452/

Matt gives a FIT with a bonus question and then goes on a historical tangent about the history of an ecological phenomenon described as "persistent and straightened-out movement effected by the animal’s own locomotory exertions or by its active embarkation on a vehicle.  It depends on some temporary inhibition of station-keeping responses, but promotes their eventual disinhibition and recurrence."

This FIT was inspired by the recent book, Tne Next Great Migration written by Sonia Shah.

 

 

 

 

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