Last week, I heard a few reports of bean leaf beetle adult feeding in soybean. Because cold temperatures last winter were extremely hard on overwintering adults, there was some question if bean leaf beetles would be a problem this year. Since Iowa is slightly behind in degree days, some areas of the state are experiencing delayed first generation feeding damage as fields are coming into bloom.
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Hodgson, Erin W., "Bean Leaf Beetle Activity Noticed in Soybean" (2009). Integrated Crop Management News. 578.
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