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Bean Leaf Beetle in Soybean

By Dr. Erin W. Hodgson
Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist
Department of Entomology
Iowa State University

Part 1: Bean Leaf Beetle Biology
Watch Presentation (10 min 47 sec)

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Part 2: Bean Leaf Beetle Management
Watch Presentation (15 min 23 sec)

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This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North Central region. The first presentation, titled Bean Leaf Beetle Biology, will be a brief review of the biology and life cycle of bean leaf beetle. It will also cover the damage potential of bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus. The second presentation, titled Bean Leaf Beetle Management in Soybean, will focus on the proper sampling of bean leaf beetle, common IPM tactics and the proper use of economic thresholds to minimize yield loss in soybean. By the end of these presentations, the practitioner should be able to correctly identify and estimate field densities of bean leaf beetle. In addition, the viewer will understand the potential economic importance of this insect and make profitable management decisions.

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