Reports in Canada and Minnesota have documented Macrosaccus morrisella, a native leaf-mining moth species, infesting soybean. While the potential threat the species poses to soybean crops remains to be seen, a new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management profiles the species and alerts growers on what to watch for.
Lepidopteran pests of soybean are growing in importance in the U.S., and a pair of articles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides updated guidance on biology, distribution, and management options for five leading caterpillar pests of soybean.
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.