Blog Banner

A Southern View

Crop Observations from Southern Illinois
Suction trap 2

Soybean Aphid Monitoring Begins

Posted by Robert Bellm -

The picture shown above is not a rocket, and it's not an artillery piece. It's actually a specialized suction trap designed to capture various aphid species, including soybean aphid. A network of these traps, coupled with observations from field scouting, will be used to monitor soybean aphid populations throughout the summer. Soybean aphids overwinter on buckthorn, which is a woody ...

Read More >