Management activities for most soybean insect pests consist of scouting, use of thresholds, insecticide applications when necessary, and prevention through cultural activities. Probably the most practical scouting method for soybean producers is to take soybean aphid counts on leaves. This method is useful for pest detection when insect densities are low.
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Rice, Marlin E. and Pedigo, Larry P., "Soybean aphid scouting and management" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1966.
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