Project Details:

Title:
Soybean aphid research in Minnesota

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Categories:Insects and pests
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Project Year:2009
Lead Principal Investigator:David Ragsdale (University of Minnesota)
Co-Principal Investigators:
George Heimpel (University of Minnesota)
Bruce Potter (University of Minnesota)
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Project Summary

This project has three primary objectives: 1) To continue the release program of the Asian parasitoid wasp, Binodoxys communis, for biological control of soybean aphid; 2) To validate the soybean aphid threshold under narrow row spacing; and 3) To determine the impact of natural enemies (native predators and pathogens) on soybean aphid population growth rates.

Project Objectives

1. Continue the release program of the Asian parasitoid wasp, Binodoxys communis, for biological control of soybean aphid.
2. Validate the soybean aphid threshold under narrow row spacing.
3. Determine the impact of natural enemies (native predators and pathogens) on soybean aphid population growth rates.

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