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2014-09-22 03:00:44

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air — and the soybeans — were still?

2013-12-05 23:45:13

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread infection to healthy vegetation.

2011-09-09 11:34:39

A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/PM10016) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura), an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated.

2011-06-24 17:09:22

University of Illinois researchers identified the top pathogens, pests and weeds affecting soybean production in a recent article in Food Security.

2010-06-23 13:58:14

Consumers shouldn't assume that, because a product is organic, it's also environmentally friendly.

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2010-05-22 08:13:13

Research entomologist Louis Hesler takes readers along as he and others search for types of ladybugs that were once common but have become extremely rare in eastern North America.

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2010-03-29 14:38:04

University of Illinois researchers recently identified a new soybean aphid biotype that can multiply on aphid-resistant soybean varieties.

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2009-10-22 13:45:00

Swarms of ladybugs are causing problems for many Americans this season, and even pest control workers are not immune to being bugged.

2009-09-16 08:24:57

Two Iowa State University researchers are examining a new method of controlling soybean aphids without the use of chemical pesticides.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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