Soybean Insects

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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Soybean seedling damaged by pillbugs

Pillbugs Causing Injury to Soybean Crops in Nebraska

May 23, 2024
Management of pillbugs is challenging. While some insecticides and planting strategies may help control pillbug populations, producers should carefully weigh the pros and cons of each approach.

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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 aphids on leaf

Although at Low Levels, Soybean Aphids are in Nebraska

August 2, 2023
With soybean aphid infestations, it's important to preserve natural enemies under an integrated pest management approach, as well as treating only when pest populations reach economic or treatment thresholds, to let beneficial insects do their work.

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Soybean aphid

Soybean Aphid Scouting and Management

August 2, 2023
Soybean aphids in Nebraska typically reach the economic threshold and require treatment in late July through August. Treatment during this time is usually enough to keep aphid populations from resurging before they leave fields for the season. 

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Field day discussion
Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Dylan Mangel (second from right) discusses soybean diseases during the 2022 Soybean Management Field Days. (Photo courtesy Department of Agronomy and Horticulture)

Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days Celebrates 25 Years in the Field

July 26, 2023
Hosted at four sites across central and eastern Nebraska, the field days will provide research-based information to enhance soybean profitability, addressing both local and global issues significant to farmers.

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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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