St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
July 5, 2012
July 5, 2012)--Since its first confirmation in 2009 at a home in Georgia through today, the kudzu bug has quickly spread to North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and parts of Tennessee and Virginia.
Research conducted to date has made it clear that the kudzu bug can cause considerable losses in soybean if not controlled and is a pest species that must be addressed in infested areas.
In the latest Focus on Soybean presentation, Professor of Entomology Jeremy Greene at Clemson University helps viewers the Southeastern USA and nearby regions identify, scout for, and manage the kudzu bug in soybeans. His presentation particularly covers…
- Tentative treatment threshold recommendations
- Expected control with insecticides
- The history of the distribution of the insect in the USA
- Identification of the life stages of the species
- Data demonstrating potential yield losses due to the insect
This 12-minute presentation is open access through October 31, 2012. Viewers can also opt to see a four-minute executive summary version of this presentation.
This shorter executive summary version is permanently open access courtesy of the United Soybean Board.
View this presentation at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/soybean/kudzu/.
View other presentations in the Focus on Soybean resource at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fos.
Focus on Soybean is a publication of the Plant Management Network (http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org), a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through its applied, science-based resources, like Focus on Soybean. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America. PMN is also a partner of the United Soybean Board, as well as more than 80 other organizations, which include universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses.
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