It's time to start scouting soybeans to make sure soybean aphids are not reaching threshold.¬† A few fields that my crew has been monitoring have continued to rise in aphid numbers and are getting closer to threshold.¬† There are natural enemies present though and they could still win the battle.¬†¬... Continue reading
It hasn't been since 2002 that we have experienced this low of levels of soybean aphids.¬† Cross my fingers and knock on wood but I think we are going to get through the season without a problem.
That said, spidermites are starting to pop up in fields, particularly where it is starting to get a bit... Continue reading
Our first weekly soybean aphid scouting map is now available.¬† Click on the link below to see it.
Ontario Soybean Aphid Scouting Map for Week of June 14th 2010
So far, no aphids have been found at our sites though I am aware of soybean fields near Palmyra and Ottawa with soybean aphids in them.
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There are a few guys out there thinking that with the cooler nights, SOYBEAN APHIDS will be leaving their fields so they don't need to spray those fields that recently reached¬†threshold.¬† If aphids are staying at threshold levels 3 or 4 days after the initial assessment, you still need to spray.¬†... Continue reading
First off, I apologize for not updating the blog for the last little while.¬† I've been busy with setting up the SouthWest Diagnostic Days and just ran out of time.¬† But let me catch you up on a few things that have taken place but I am also hoping that others who have been out in fields more than ... Continue reading