Considering the enormous bean leaf beetle populations in recent years, many soybean growers are interested in options for managing this pest. Cultural control, such as planting date, could be very useful for managing bean leaf beetle. Studies conducted by Larry Pedigo and Mike Zeiss at Iowa State University (1998-1992) quantified the effects of soybean planting date on bean leaf beetle abundance, soybean pod injury, and soybean yield.
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Bradshaw, Jeffrey D. and Rice, Marlin E., "Bean leaf beetles and soybean planting date" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1607.
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