0407 Where did they come from? Where are they going? Modeling the movement of soybean aphid infestations in North America

Monday, December 14, 2009: 10:47 AM
Room 110, First Floor (Convention Center)
Christine A. Bahlai , Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
David Voegtlin , Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Terry Gillespie , Department of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Yingen Xue , Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Rebecca H. Hallett , School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Christina DiFonzo , Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Arthur W. Schaafsma , Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Ridgetown, ON, Canada
Soybean aphid is a severe pest of soybean in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Aphids are highly mobile and isolated infestations may spread to both adjacent and distant regions over the course of a growing season. Since 2005, the North Central IPM Center, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has maintained a network of 47 suction traps to monitor aphid flights spanning the area where soybean aphid is of economic concern. Aphid capture data were examined relative to field counts, date, photoperiod, and weather. Geographic distribution of aphids was modeled through time and compared to relevant environmental cues. Applications of modeling aphid flight trajectory will be discussed.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.44204

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