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Biology of the soybean aphid in the United States

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September 8, 2011
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A new article describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid, an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated.

A new, open-access in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura), an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated.

The authors review the invasion history and distribution of the soybean aphid, as well as its biology and the feeding damage it causes. Biological control, host plant resistance, and other factors affecting soybean aphid populations are also discussed.

Though at present management of this pest is primarily through broad-spectrum insecticides, biological control has a significant impact on soybean aphid population growth, and aphid-resistant soybean varieties are becoming increasingly available.

The article will be useful to soybean growers, educators, individuals working in crop protection, and others involved with soybean production.


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  1. K. J. Tilmon, E. W. Hodgson, M. E. O'Neal, D. W. Ragsdale. Biology of the Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States. Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 2011; DOI: 10.1603/PM10016

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