The Asian longhorned beetle, a federally regulated invasive woodboring pest, was recently discovered in South Carolina—hundreds of miles from the nearest known infestation. Federal and state officials are working hard to try to eradicate this pest, and there are many research questions and opportunities associated with this infestation.
Found nowhere else in the world, the soybean gall midge has arisen as a concerning pest of soybean in the north central United States. With much yet to learn about this new species, a new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management presents growers and IPM professionals with current knowledge on the emergent pest's biology and options for management.
A survey of soybean farmers finds misunderstandings about terms such as "economic threshold" and "economic injury level." The results suggest that improved and well-tailored communication efforts could improve adoption of integrated pest management principles.
A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines the key strategies for managing the invasive fall armyworm in Africa.