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Management Recommendations for Soybean Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
  • B. P. McCornack, Kansas State University
  • K. Tilmon, South Dakota State University
  • J. J. Knodel, North Dakota State University
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Soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is the primary pest of soybean, Glycine max L., in the north central region. After more than a decade of research and extension efforts to manage this pest, several consensus management recommendations have been developed for sustainable and profitable soybean production. A summary of integrated pest management (IPM) tactics for soybean aphid are discussed, including cultural, genetic, economic, and chemical controls. To date, sampling and timely foliar insecticides are routinely recommended to protect yield and delay genetic resistance to insecticides. Host plant resistance is a new tool that can regulate populations and reduce the reliance of insecticides to control soybean aphid. A combination of these management tools also will reduce overall production costs and minimize negative environmental effects such as human exposure, and mortality of beneficial insects and other animals.

This article is from Journal of Integrated Pest Management 3 (2012): E1–E10, doi:10.1603/IPM11019. Posted with permission.

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Erin W. Hodgson, B. P. McCornack, K. Tilmon and J. J. Knodel. "Management Recommendations for Soybean Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States" Journal of Integrated Pest Management Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2012) p. E1 - E10
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