Latest Soybean aphid Stories
This year farmers in the Midwest are growing a new variety of soybeans developed by University of Illinois researchers that has resistance to soybean aphids.
Over the past decade, two-thirds of Indiana growers have shifted to planting their soybean crop earlier because they believe that earlier planting increases yield.
By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Aug. 5--Planting in the region is going gangbusters. In most of the eastern half of North Dakota, small grains harvest is well under way, according to the most recent government reports.
By Daryll Ray, Farm Talk Newspaper, Parsons, Kan. Jul. 16--One of our readers raised a question about a statement we included in a recent column on China's impact on world agricultural commodity prices.
Having the right bacteria can be a lifesaver for an aphid. Having the wrong bacteria, or no bacteria at all, could be a recipe for becoming wasp fodder. Pea aphids vary in their resistance to parasitoid wasps, which scientists chalked up to genetic differences between aphids. But it's not in their genes at all -- the wasp-resistant aphids owe their lives to the symbiotic bacteria carried within the aphids, according to new research.
Farmers are bracing for what researchers predict will be the return of an insect that attacks soybeans in the Midwest, where most of the crop is grown.