Soybean Gall Midge

Soybean gall midge larvae on plant stem

Insect Pest and Plant Diseases in Soybean: A Nebraska Soybean Board-funded Project

July 10, 2024
In a new study, UNL researchers are using unconventional treatments on soybean insects and diseases to investigate the relationships between certain pests and how their interactions impact crop yield.

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Soybean gall midge larvae on stem

Soybean Gall Midge Adult Activity Detected in Nebraska

June 5, 2024
Soybean gall midge has been detected recently in several locations across eastern Nebraska. This article provides information to growers on how to determine if an application is necessary.

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Aerial shot of combine in soybean field
A combine harvests soybean near Friend, Nebraska. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Management Technique Shows Promise Against Emerging Soybean Pest

March 29, 2024
Entomologists at the University of Nebraska are experimenting with the production technique of hilling to control soybean gall midge populations in the Midwest.

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Map of soybean gall midge infestation locations in Midwest
A total of 164 counties have been documented as infested with soybean gall midge as of Aug. 9, with two new counties located in Kansas and six counties in Iowa.

Soybean Gall Midge Detected Across Nebraska Fields

September 12, 2023
With soybean gall midge emergence dates and locations advancing in the state, Nebraska Extension educators stress the importance of scouting and documenting observations, which can inform ongoing research on management options.  

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Soybean gall midge larvae

Soybean Gall Midge Regional Field Day Set for July 25

June 26, 2023
Participants will learn how to identify soybean gall midge larvae and plant injury, and learn about the latest research on control options.

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Soybean gall midge-injured field

New Midwest Soybean Gall Midge Webinar Series in February

January 18, 2022
The new webinar series will offer the latest information and data on soybean gall midge distribution in the Midwest, scouting tips, insecticide applications and potential strategies that may assist growers in developing long-term pest management.

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Soybean Gall Midge presentation
Nebraska Extension Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist will present the information on soybean gall midge at this year's Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo.

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Offers 2022 Growing Season Information

November 18, 2021
At this year's expo, extension educators are set to present the latest research on soybean diseases and pests, and industry professionals will highlight insights on production costs and grain markets going into 2022.

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Soybean gall midge infestation map

Soybean Gall Midge Identified in Eight Additional Nebraska Counties

September 1, 2021
Soybean gall midge (SGM) injury and pressure varied considerably across its geographic range, with the largest concentration of injured soybean fields occurring in east-central Nebraska this season. To date, a total of 140 Midwestern counties have been identified as infested with SGM.

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