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Podcast part 2-Erin is crushing it (still no aphids)

Erin's back.

ON this episode we talk soybean aphids (so few), soybean gall midge (they are active agian), redheaded flea beetle (not really a pest, but common in some parts of Iowa) and on ogoing research.

Erin shares with us a might haul of articles she just published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management. Check this links for her work on some key pests, including one on the soybean gall midge (is it new to science? read and find out).

1.Identification and Biology of Common Caterpillars in U.S. Soybean

2.Soybean Gall Midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a New Species Causing Injury to Soybean in the United States

3.Current Distribution and Population Persistence of Five Lepidopteran Pests in U.S. Soybean

4.Needs Assessment for Corn Insect Pest Management in Iowa


Finally, we discuss the FIT from last week. Check out the photo and hear Erin nail it!

Read more about the insect that was the topic of this FIT here:

Soybean Research Podcast

Drs. Matt O’Neal and Erin Hodgson created a podcast to promote IPM concepts, like identification, sampling, economic thresholds, and insecticide efficacy. They also talk about updates on invasive pests and regulatory news, and translate new research relative to insects in agriculture.