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Early and Midseason Management of Bean Leaf Beetles in Northeast Iowa Soybeans

Author: Marlin E. Rice (Iowa State University)

  • Early and Midseason Management of Bean Leaf Beetles in Northeast Iowa Soybeans

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    Early and Midseason Management of Bean Leaf Beetles in Northeast Iowa Soybeans

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Abstract

The beetle leaf beetle can be a serious pest of soybeans. There are three populations of beetles that feed on soybean plants throughout the growing season - the overwintered population at plant emergence, the first generation during late June and July, and the second generation during August and September. The overwintered population can be a serious threat to soybean production because the beetles can transmit bean pod mottle virus – a plant disease that reduces both yield quality and quantity. The objective of this experiment was to measure the performance of several seed treatments and a standard liquid insecticide for control of early season and midseason bean leaf beetles.

Keywords: Entomology

How to Cite:

Rice, M. E., (2003) “Early and Midseason Management of Bean Leaf Beetles in Northeast Iowa Soybeans”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2002(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
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