Latest Soybean aphid Stories
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?
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.
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.
University of Illinois researchers identified the top pathogens, pests and weeds affecting soybean production in a recent article in Food Security.
Consumers shouldn't assume that, because a product is organic, it's also environmentally friendly.
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.
University of Illinois researchers recently identified a new soybean aphid biotype that can multiply on aphid-resistant soybean varieties.
Swarms of ladybugs are causing problems for many Americans this season, and even pest control workers are not immune to being bugged.
Two Iowa State University researchers are examining a new method of controlling soybean aphids without the use of chemical pesticides.