Project Details:

Title:
The impact of non-soybean biomass on early season soybean aphid colonization

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:Bruce Potter (University of Minnesota)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Milt Haar (University of Minnesota)
Ian MacRae (University of Minnesota)
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Project Summary

The objective of this project is to quantify the effect of an oat inter-seed and early season weed competition on the colonization of soybeans by soybean aphid and to determine whether the presence of non-host plants early in the season can slow colonization rates of soybean aphid. If there is an impact of weeds and oats, the study will determine if a management strategy can be developed to be part of an aphid management program. A second objective is to determine if non-host plants (weeds and oats) can impact early season colonization by potato leafhopper.

Project Objectives

1. Quantify the effect of an oat inter-seed and early season weed competition on the colonization of soybeans by soybean aphid and to determine whether the presence of non-host plants early in the season can slow colonization rates of soybean aphid.
2. Determine if non-host plants (weeds and oats) can impact early season colonization by potato leafhopper.

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