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 dry. Scout perimeters and keep an eye out for plants and leaves that are bronzing or look sandblasted. It is too easy to miss the mites and suffer a serious yield loss because of it. Even the aphids don’t like to live on the mite infested plants!
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We are seeing spider mites on tomato plants in Chatham-kent
I’m seeing low levels of spider mites at Strathmere in spots on the perimeter of the field. Generally the same spots whenever the field is in soys.
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