Aphids striking soybeans earlier

Aphids striking soybeans earlier

APHIDS, tiny insects that can overwhelm soybeans and reduce yields, are appearing earlier than in previous years, according to Iowa State University entomologist Erin Hodgson.

Yet, aphids represent only one of several threats soybean farmers face right now. Growers also will have to deal with perennial pests such as soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) and relatively new threats, including a complex of fungi known as Diaporthe. Wild swings in weather and p

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