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Bean Leaf Beetles are Moving to Soybean
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-17-2012
Abstract
In March, I predicted low overwintering mortality of bean leaf beetles based on our mild winter. You may have noticed adults became active in alfalfa starting in April. They are strongly attracted to soybean and will slowly move as plants emerge this month. The adults fly short distances (less than 167 feet on average) and infestations can be highly aggregated. Some research plots around southern and central Iowa have decent numbers feeding on unifoliates.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson. "Bean Leaf Beetles are Moving to Soybean" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/36/