Soybean aphid management webcasts to help prepare you for 2015

Farm Forum

While soybean aphids are waiting out the winter as eggs on buckthorn, you can prepare yourself to manage these pests in 2015 by watching a series of webcasts. This series of three educational webcasts focused on soybean aphid management are available on the Plant Management Network’s “Focus on Soybean” webpage. The webcasts are the result of a multi-state, multi-year research and outreach effort. They provide updates on the latest research related to aphid-resistant soybean, neonicotinoid seed treatments on soybean, and biological control of soybean aphid.

The titles and authors of the presentations are as follows:

• Soybean Aphid Management Series: Host Plant Resistance for Soybean Aphid (by Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University).

• Soybean Aphid Management Series: Management Using Neonicotinoid-Treated Seed (by Christian Krupke, Purdue University).

• Soybean Aphid Management Series: Update on Soybean Aphid Biological Control (by Thelma T. Heidel-Baker, Iowa State University).