Biological Control of Soybean Aphid

Published Feb 10, 2004

The 2003 growing season left no doubt that the soybean aphid is capable of causing major yield reductions. Many producers across the Midwest resorted to aerial applications of insecticide; others suffered rather than resort to pesticides. Are those the only two choices? With Leopold Center support, ISU entomologist Junwei Zhu is working with PFI to investigate biological controls for the aphid.