Minnesota Soybeans: Be on Lookout for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been detected in soybean fields in Dakota County, Minnesota for three years in a row. From 2016 to 2018, low numbers of BMSB […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Old and New Summer Insects – Podcast Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019In this week’s podcast, we feature Dr. Robert Koch, Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist for soybean at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Koch provides an overview of summer insect pests […]

Minnesota: Soybean Aphids – 2 New Insecticides Available Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019Soybean aphids can now be found in some soybean fields, particularly in fields where soybeans were planted early. Generally, both the percent of plants infested and the average number of […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Aphid-Resistant Varieties Updated for 2019 Jan 15, 2019

🕔Jan 15, 2019An updated list of commercially available aphid-resistant soybean varieties that are suitable to grow in Minnesota can be found in a revised version of an Extension publication titled, Aphid-Resistant Soybean […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Late-Season Soybean Aphid Management Aug 10, 2018

🕔Aug 10, 2018Aphid populations continue to increase, especially in southern Minnesota where we are seeing more fields surpassing threshold levels and requiring treatment to protect soybean yield. Late-season management of soybean aphids […]

Minnesota: Chlorpyrifos – Remember Best Management Practices, Respirator Requirements Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018The challenges posed by soybean aphid resistance to pyrethroid insecticides have resulted in more growers turning to insecticides containing chlorpyrifos for management of soybean aphid outbreaks. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Japanese Beetles Feeding – What Should You Do? Aug 6, 2018

🕔Aug 6, 2018In parts of southeastern Minnesota Japanese beetle has been actively feeding on soybean. These large beetles with shiny green- and copper-colored bodies, chew small holes in the leaves leaving a […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Heavy Seedcorn Maggot Infestations Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018Some fields in Minnesota have experienced significant stand loss caused by seed corn maggot. In a field in Dakota County (southeast Minnesota), research plots planted in the last week of […]

Minnesota Soybeans: 3 Tips for Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphid Management Mar 16, 2018

🕔Mar 16, 2018Insecticide-resistant soybean aphids have emerged as a new challenge to growers in Minnesota and neighboring states. In a new Extension publication, we suggest strategies for managing soybean aphids resistant to […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Pyrethroid Resistant Aphids – What Are Your Control Options? Jul 31, 2017

🕔Jul 31, 2017We are receiving an increasing number of reports of pyrethroid insecticide failures for soybean aphid management from northwest and central Minnesota, and northeastern North Dakota this year. However, many areas […]

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