Soybean gall midge pest topic of discussion

University of Minnesota Extension
Farm Forum

Join Extension entomologists from four regional universities to learn more about soybean gall midge, a new soybean pest.

Join our live, three-part Midwest discussion series to hear research-based updates from the experts. This virtual program will feature several short presentations during each session with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

CCA credits are available in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota (one credit per session).

If you can’t attend in person, no worries. The sessions will be recorded and you can watch anytime it fits your schedule.

Dates and topics

Jan. 5: Soybean gall midge identification, distribution and look-alikes: Is it soybean gall midge or not? There are several look-alikes that make identification of this insect challenging. Learn how to identify soybean gall midge — or how not to misidentify this insect — and see its distribution in our Midwest region.

Jan. 12: Soybean gall midge ecology and plant injury: Learn more about this insect’s life cycle, the plant damage it causes and other soybean gall midge hosts.

Jan. 19: Soybean gall midge management: What we know and the challenges we face: How do cultural practices, such as tillage and planting date, affect soybean gall midge? Is host plant resistance available? What about seed treatments, in-furrow or foliar insecticide applications? Learn more about the potential to manage soybean gall midge through these cultural and chemical management practices.

All sessions will begin at 11 a.m. CST.


Registration is required. However, thanks to our sponsors, there is no fee to watch live or on-demand sessions.

Once you register for a webinar in the soybean gall midge series, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

You’ll also receive reminder emails with a link to the webinar prior to the event. There’s no need to download any apps or programs to join. Simply click on “Launch from my browser” in the “Join the webinar” window.

You are welcome to attend any and all of the soybean gall midge webinars in the series. You will only need to register once.

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These are larvae of the soybean gall midge.