Join Extension entomologists from four regional universities for updates on the soybean gall midge. These live Midwest discussion series offered research-based updates from the experts. Each webinar featured several short presentations with plenty of time for questions and discussion. The sessions were recorded and are available below.
2022 Recordings and resources
Session #1: Insights on soybean gall midge distribution, scouting, ecology and chemical control
Watch this latest multi-state update on the distribution of soybean gall midge, important scouting tips, and information on the ecology of this insect pest. Learn about data collected in 2021 on its distribution in a field, as well as the challenges with chemical control strategies.
Session #2: What's in the toolbox? Updates on cultural, biological, and host plant resistance tactics
Successful, long-term pest management strategies must rely on a wide range of diverse tactics. Get first-hand knowledge on the on-going and upcoming potential strategies for soybean gall midge.
- Life cycle
- Plant injury and impacts
- Scouting and management
- Emergence, scouting and management
Watch the recordings from the 2021 series and look over resources at your convenience
Justin McMechan, Assistant Professor, Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, email@example.com. Justin will provide an overview of the soybean gall midge adult emergence network, additional hosts, and management practices. Follow just via Twitter @justinmcmechan for in-season updates on this new pest.
Erin Hodgson, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University, firstname.lastname@example.org. Erin will review the current distribution of soybean gall midge in the U.S. and provide scouting tips. Reach out with Twitter @erinwhodgson to keep up-to-date with crop protection.
Robert Wright, Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. email@example.com, Follow on twitter @BobWrightUNL
Dr. Robert (Bob) Koch, an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at the University of Minnesota. Bob will provide an overview of other insects in soybean that could be confused for soybean gall midge.
Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center, firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow on Twitter @SWMNpest.
Dr. Tom Hunt, Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist, Entomology Department, University of Nebraska Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, email@example.com , 402-584-3863.
Learn how to identify soybean gall midge -or how not to misidentify this insect - and see its distribution in our Midwest region with presenters Dr. Tom Hunt, Dr. Erin Hodgson, Bruce Potter, Dr. Bob Koch and moderator, Dr. Justin McMechan.
Learn more about this insect's life cycle, the plant damage it causes and other soybean gall midge hosts.
Learn about the potential to manage soybean gall midge through genetic, cultural and chemical management practices.