Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
Soybean aphid has been a major pest for producers in Northwest Iowa since their first major outbreak in 2003. Control measures for managing this pest are warranted almost every growing season and much research is being done on managing this pest. Insecticide applications have been the sole management technique for soybean aphid and will continue to be important in the future. An economic threshold of 250 aphids/plant is the current threshold level recommended by Iowa State University. This study was conducted to determine if the current recommendations are useful in managing soybean aphid and maintaining profitability for producers.
Iowa State University
Rusk, Ryan and Sievers, Joshua L., "Soybean Aphid Threshold" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 101.