For today’s post, we’ve got two more videos that were recently submitted to the 2013 ESA YouTube Your Entomology contest. The first one explains what host plant resistance is and how it can be useful for management of the soybean aphid. It was produced by Cable Hardin (Professor of Animation, South Dakota State University), Thelma Heidel-Baker (Postdoc, Iowa State University), and Erin Hodgson (Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University).
Watch the video below:
This second video by Dr. Joseph L. Spencer illustrates basic western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, WCR) life history and biology in rotated corn and soybean fields typical of the eastern Corn Belt where rotation-resistant WCR populations are present.