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SCN and Soybean Aphid Resistance Management Workshop

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:15pm

The two most important pests that reduce soybean yield (nematodes and aphids) are evolving, becoming resistant to commonly used pest management tools. This workshop will provide research-based, sustainable pest management recommendations for the control of soybean cyst nematode and soybean aphid. Information provided will include updates on the status of resistant pest populations in Iowa and hands-on demonstrations of sampling and managing both pests.   

Soybean Aphid Numbers on the Rise

August 4, 2014

Since 2000, soybean aphid has been the primary soybean insect pest in Iowa. Infestations are sporadic and unpredictable, but this insect has the ability to cause significant yield loss during periods of optimal reproduction. Several notable infestations have been reported, particularly in north-central Iowa, this week, and therefore scouting to determine population densities is strongly encouraged. Fields that have a fairly uniform infestation with low densities (e.g., 50% of plants infested with an average of 40 aphids per plant) should be closely monitored in August.

Crop Advantage Series January 2020

In this video field agronomist Meaghan Anderson (Iowa State University) discusses the upcoming Crop Advantage Series with local farmer Erik Wibholm from Stratford, Iowa.

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.

January 2020 | 14 Iowa locations

Army of Fatherless Clones: Soybean Aphid Decision Making - Part 1

I See Dead Plants

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski speaks with Ashley Dean, an Education Extension Specialist at Iowa State University to break down the importance of integrated pest management or IPM, for determining the next steps when dealing with an insect infestation. Ashley shares insights from her article, published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Society of Chemical Industry, called “Developing a decision‐making framework for insect pest management: a case study using Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae)”.

Additional Resources:

Soybean Aphid Field Guide from the North Central Soybean Research Program.

Soybean Aphid Resources from the Soybean Research and Information Network.

Soybean Aphid Informational YouTube Video (26 minutes) from Iowa State University.

Biology of the Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States by Tilmon et al. 2011.

Management Recommendations for Soybean Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States by Hodgson et al. 2012.

North Central Soybean Research Program web site.

Evaluation of Soybean Aphid Management Tacitcs from Iowa State University.

Soybean Entomology Research Laboratory at Iowa State University.


How to cite this podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Dean, A. (Interviewee). Army of Fatherless Clones: Soybean Aphid Decision Making - Part 1. S1:E1 (Podcast). July 28, 2021. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network.“discovering-right-decision-soybean-aphid-ipm-part-1”-ashley-dean


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