Minnesota: Soybean Aphids – How Does Biological Control Look in 2020? Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The soybean aphid’s most dedicated natural enemy is an Asian parasitic wasp (or parasitoid) called Aphelinus certus (abbreviated as A. certus throughout this article). This tiny aphid-sized wasp was first […]

Iowa Soybeans: 2019 Insecticide Evaluations Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
The 2019 growing season was challenging for farmers in many parts of the state, especially because cold and wet soil conditions in April significantly delayed planting. Thistle caterpillar was the most […]

$20 Soybeans Might Justify Seed Treatments, New Study – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
Not so long ago, insecticide and fungicide use in soybeans was not very common. Even after soybean aphids invaded the Midwest, fewer than 10% of soybean acres received an insecticide […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Dealing with White Mold, Aphids, Gall Midge – Podcast Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, to discuss crop and pest […]

Chlorpyrifos: EPA Decision Appealed by Environmental Groups – DTN Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
EPA decided in July not to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and now, environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to review that […]

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

🕔Jul 24, 2019
In 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 […]

Chlorpyrifos: EPA Says No to Ban – DTN Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
The EPA will not ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the agency ruled on Thursday, in response to a court order handed down in April. An EPA spokesperson, however, told DTN on […]

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

🕔Jul 19, 2019
Soybean 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: Early Summer Crop Scouting Recommendations – Podcast Jul 2, 2019

🕔Jul 2, 2019
Our guests this week were Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, with the UMN Extension IPM Program. Bruce is located at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) at Lamberton and […]

Soybeans: Keep Scouting for Insects – Especially This Year – DTN Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019
Only about half of the country’s soybeans have emerged, but some insect pests are already out and about, waiting for them. Entomologists and agronomists have reported sightings of soybean aphids, […]

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