Episode 10

Research Update: Soybean Gall Midge

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The soybean gall midge has perplexed the Western Corn Belt the last two seasons. A range of questions remain unanswered regarding the insect, from where it originated to how planting dates affect its development. But researchers have made significant headway in the last year as they work to understand the enigmatic insect.

Listen in as Justin McMechan, assistant professor and crop protection and cropping specialist for the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, provides an update on the research he and partner universities are conducting on soybean gall midge, what they’ve discovered so far and potential management strategies they’ve identified to alleviate the threat this insect poses.

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