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PPMN Insect of the Week


Prairie Pest Monitoring Network

Insect of the Week, July 26, 2017

Soybean Aphid

Soybean aphid adult Photo: Robert J ONeil Purdue Univeristy

This week’s Insect of the Week is the soybean aphid. This pest overwinters in the US and is blown into Canada, where winged females migrate to soybeans and produce several generations over the summer.
In 2016, 2.5 million acres of soybeans were planted in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. This amount is expected to rise in coming years. Thus, it is important to know how to scout for and manage soybean aphids.
For more information on soybean aphids, visit the PPMNĀ Insect of the Week page.