bean leaf beetle

Strange start to soybean production

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Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
13
Episode: 
1
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Despite a slow start to planting, some insects are starting to respond to emerging soybeans.

In this episode Erin and Matt kick off the 13th season on the 13th of June with a brief discussion of the spiders on Stranger Things before getting into soybean pest activity. Erin reviews predictions about bean leaf beetle winter mortality and subsequent activity on spring emerging soybeans.  Erin also reviews her groups work tracking several lepidopteran pests (that’s a bunch of moth species that feed as caterpillars on corn and soybeans).  Matt notes that it’s not just soybeans that these hungry beetles are feeding on.

For more details about the overwintering survival of bean leaf beetles- https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2022/04/another-tough-winter-bean-leaf-beetle

Erin and her technician Ashley Dean have developed a pest alert system. Visit this website for more details- https://pestalerts.extension.iastate.edu/.

If you are looking for an interesting event about pollinators, visit ISU’s Pollinator Fest on 25 June at Rieman Gardens, just south of the Jack Trice stadium.

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2 late 2 sPRAY

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
8
Episode: 
9
Description: 

Matt and Erin took a short podcasting break but are back to summarize late season soybean pest activity. Erin talks about a slight resurgence of soybean aphid populations in northern Iowa. Read more about treating at full seed set in a recent ICM Blog. Erin also recommends scouting in late August/early September for second-generation bean leaf beetles, as feeding injury to pods and seeds could be significant. Matt has noticed perhaps early field senescence in some commercial fields in Iowa. He also took a trip to Mississippi to see soybean production and learn more about pollinator protection. This podcast also features a F.I.T.!

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Spring pest update and pollinator fest

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
6
Episode: 
2
Description: 

Today, Matt and Erin talk about potential soybean seedling pests, including bean leaf beetle, slugs and black cutworm. They also shared some details about Pollinator Fest, a special event to promote pollinators on June 20. Find out more here: http://www.reimangardens.com/event/pollinator-fest/.

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