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Soybean moth active again in 2017 in coastal Queensland

Major soy­bean moth out­breaks have recent­ly been report­ed in some coastal Bur­nett soy­bean crops, and less­er out­breaks in crops in the Bur­dekin. Soy­bean moth is gen­er­al­ly a minor soy­bean pest but major out­breaks have been report­ed peri­od­i­cal­ly in all soy­bean grow­ing regions. In extreme cas­es, crops can be total­ly defo­li­at­ed. Feed­ing dam­age Lar­vae feed most­ly with­in the leaves, mak­ing dis­tinc­tive… Read more »

Soybean Moth causing major damage in soybeans

Soy­bean moth Aproaere­ma sim­plexel­la is a very com­mon pest of soy­beans but is usu­al­ly only present in very low num­bers. This sea­son high num­bers of moths and cater­pil­lars were found espe­cial­ly in the Wide Bay Bur­nett region with some fields sus­tain­ing exten­sive dam­age. Sim­i­lar leaf min­ers attack many hor­ti­cul­tur­al crops, but are species oth­er than A. sim­plexel­la. Weed hosts of… Read more »