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Spotty aphid outbreaks continue

Erin and Matt report on observations on aphid populations around Iowa from the week of August 3-7.  We discuss the continued production of winged aphids, their capture in the suction trap network (visit it at, and the changing appearance of aphids in the field (winged, wingless and white dwarves).  If you have questions, please post them at

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.