Due to considerable extending of soybean sowing areas and inculcation of it in new cultivation regions, the losses from diseases and pests are constantly ris1ng. Rich biochemical composition of soybean is an excellent feeding medium for insects and mites, especially its reproductive organs. It is known that more than 500 species of pests parasitize leguminous crops, including more than 90 species of insects and mites.
Sichkar, V. I.; Grikun, O. A.; Lobko, V. N.; and Marj'ushkin, V. F.
"Research Notes : Resistance of soybean cultivars and plant introductions to damage by soybean borer,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 10
, Article 35.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol10/iss1/35