Project Details:

Optimizing pest management in soybeans

Parent Project: Optimizing pest management in soybeans
Checkoff Organization:Iowa Soybean Association
Categories:Insects and pests, Soybean diseases
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Project Year:2011
Lead Principal Investigator:Alison Robertson (Iowa State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Erin Hodgson (Iowa State University)
Leonor Leandro (Iowa State University)
Daren Mueller (Iowa State University)
Matthew O'Neal (Iowa State University)
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Project Summary

The goal of this proposal is to optimize pest management in soybean by identifying and developing effective pest management options that ensure profitable and sustainable soybean production.

Project Objectives

1. Compare new insecticide options for soybean aphid management within current recommendations.
2. Quantify yield losses caused by foliar diseases of soybean in Iowa.
3. Determine the efficacy and economic benefits of fungicide/insecticide tank mixes in soybeans.
4. Characterize the frequency and role of entomopathogenic fungi on soybean aphid populations in Iowa. Over 2000 aphids were collected from the five trial locations in 2009 and approximately 215 isolates of potential entomopathogenic fungi have been obtained.

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