Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 10:40 AM

Soybean aphid as an insect model for extension and pest monitoring in PIPE

Ames Herbert, herbert@vt.edu, Virginia Tech, Tidewater AREC, 6321 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA

The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura was first detected in the US during 2000. Subsequent to its initial detection, widespread reports of infestations have occurred throughout the major US soybean producing states as well as Canada. Since soybean aphid has been problematic for several North Central US states in recent years, a wealth of information is already available through state extension websites and the North Central IPM center. For Virginia and other Mid-Atlantic or upper South states, soybean aphid is only likely to be a problem later in the season as overwintering populations are believed to move from the west and north to the south. During 2006, 14 US states were funded by the USDA to include soybean aphid sentinel site monitoring into the legume Platform Information for Pest Education and Extension (PIPE). The outcomes of this effort, plans for 2007, and general information on the potential use of this platform for extension entomology will be presented.

Species 1: Hemiptera Aphididae Aphis glycines (soybean aphid)

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