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Aphids in Corn Research
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
  • Gregory R. VanNostrand, Iowa State University
  • Ryan Rusk, Iowa State University
  • Joshua L. Sievers, Iowa State University
Farm
Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
Extension Number
RFR A1252
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract

Corn, Zea mays L., is the most abundant field crop in Iowa, and there are many insect pests associated with this field crop. Although aphids are not typically economically important in corn, recent observations have indicated several aphid species developing heavy populations in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Historically, the corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Hemiptera: Aphididae), has been the most abundant aphid species in corn. However, the bird cherry oat aphid, R. padi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and several other species also have been detected. Recent observations show a shift to populations peaking later in the summer. Damage to potential and management guidelines for aphids in corn are not well defined and this research is aimed at developing economic threshold and sampling protocols.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson, Gregory R. VanNostrand, Ryan Rusk and Joshua L. Sievers. "Aphids in Corn Research" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/59/