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A Harsh Winter for Bean Leaf Beetles
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-6-2009
Abstract
Although native to the U.S., bean leaf beetles have been only been considered an economic pest of soybean since the late 1980s. Adults feed on snap beans, dry beans, peas, alfalfa, clover and even corn, but strongly prefer soybean. Bean leaf beetle adults will feed on leaves, cotyledons, and pods, while the larvae feed on the roots; adult leaf-feeding injury is usually round or oval holes about the diameter of a pencil.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson. "A Harsh Winter for Bean Leaf Beetles" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/106/