The soybean gall midge is new soybean insect pest in Minnesota. At this time, it has been identified in relatively few Minnesota fields but the potential for damage to Minnesota soybeans is significant.
The early season damage caused by this insect is easy to miss but it is also easy to identify once you have seen it.
Attend a scouting clinic
We have scheduled two scouting clinics on Thursday, July 11 (10:30 – 11:30 AM and 1:30-2:30 PM). The clinics will be located in Rock County, SW of Luverne, MN.
The objective of these clinics is to provide:
- Hands on scouting experience
- A brief overview of the current knowledge of this insect and research questions currently being studied in MN and nearby states.
It is a very busy time of year but this may be worth your time. If you would like to attend, please sign up for a time at:
Watch a video
Here is a quick video on what to look for if you want to get started before the scouting clinic: