With a new pest infecting Nebraska soybeans, specialists at the University of Nebraska have been working to understand the best methods for protecting crops. Through research of many methods of gall midge resistance, this video dives into how University of Nebraska scientists are learning to combat this new pest. In this video, there is a clear explanation on the background and history of this insect, as well as information on the distribution of the gall midge in Nebraska. Finally, the University of Nebraska shares the successful and unsuccessful strategies of combating this soybean pest.
Soybean gall midge larvae and damage under soybean stem epidermis. Photo: University of Minnesota