2-part webinar for soybean gall midge

January 26, 2022 6:54 PM
Blog Post

Since its discovery as a new species in 2019, soybean gall midge continues to be found in new counties across five states in the Midwest. For some farmers, the presence of soybean gall midge had a significant impact on soybean yield. The persistence of this new pest in existing areas and its presence in new counties highlight the need to stay up-to-date on the latest research-based information. 

Entomologists from four midwestern states have developed a two-part webinar series consisting of several short talks with time for discussion. Farmers, consultants, educators, and industry representatives are encouraged to join these free webinars. Registration is required and two CCA credits will be available.

On February 15, you can get the latest multi-state update on the distribution of soybean gall midge, important scouting tips, and information on the ecology of soybean gall midge. Learn about data collected in 2021 on its distribution in a field as well as the challenges with insecticide applications.

On February 22, you can get first-hand knowledge on the ongoing and upcoming potential strategies for soybean gall midge. Knowing and understanding these strategies will be critical for the development of successful, long-term pest management for soybean gall midge.

Webinars will start at 10 a.m. CT. Go to soybeangallmidge.org and follow the link to register. 

 

Author: 

Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated pest management (IPM) for field crops. Dr. Hodgson's current extensio...