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Soybean Pest Update

–by Dr. Jeff Whitworth and Dr. Holly Schwarting

Many beans have passed the stage that is attractive for bean leaf beetle adult pod feeding.  However, later planted beans are still tender enough to attract these beetles and they are feeding on the pods.

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This can reduce yield quickly so monitoring needs to continue until the last pods have turned yellow.  Please refer to the 2016 Soybean Insect Management Guide available at: https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF743.pdf for management recommendations.

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