Project Details:

Japanese beetle and brown marmorated stink bug: New threats to soybean yield?

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Iowa Soybean Association
Categories:Insects and pests
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Project Year:2012
Lead Principal Investigator:Matthew O'Neal (Iowa State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Erin Hodgson (Iowa State University)
Russell A Jurenka (Iowa State University)
Keywords: Japanese Beetle Studies, Soybean Insect - Management, Stink Bugs

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Project Summary

The goal of this research project is to help soybean growers respond to two new invasive insect threats, Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) and brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). These insects can reduce soybean yields. The threat from these new pests is two-fold: not managing these insects when they first occur and treating fields that will not benefit from the use of an insecticide. Creating a greater understanding of the economic damage and control of these new pests will assist soybean growers in Iowa.

Project Objectives

1. Measure season levels of Japanese beetles and marmorated stink bugs to determine population distributions in Iowa.
2. Determine how existing communities of stink bugs respond to sampling techniques designed for brown marmorated stick bugs.
3. Evaluate a novel management tool for preventing feeding by these insects.
4. Create management guidelines for Japanese beetles and brown marmorated stink bugs.

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