New Soybean Aphid Field Guide from ISU

Erin Hodgson, an Iowa State University extension entomologist, and Matt O’Neal, an ISU research entomologist, have co-authored a collaborative second edition of the Soybean Aphid Field Guide, which was released by ISU and the Iowa Soybean Association.

O’Neal says, “Every year we learn more about the biology of soybean aphids and new ways to prevent this pest from causing yield loss. These insights have been made possible through funding from the soybean checkoff program. We have incorporated these discoveries and tools into the revised edition of the guide in an effort to return this checkoff-funded research back to soybean farmers.”

Hodgson adds, “The second edition of the Soybean Aphid Field Guide is expanded in every section. We incorporated research from around the region and developed a more comprehensive management program. We encourage growers to use multiple tools to protect soybean yield against the soybean aphid.”

Printed copies of the Soybean Aphid Field Guide can be obtained by contacting the Iowa Soybean Association at 800-383-1423; they can also be ordered from the ISU Extension Online Store or by calling 515-294-5247. The guide can also be viewed online.