We were out scouting some soybean fields north of Galesville today and found some pockets of aphid pressure. Please remember to be checking your fields on a regular basis.
On a related note, here is a pop quiz for the day: Is the insect pictured below a friend or foe?
The answer? Friend! This little guy is actually the larval stage of the lady beetle. The lady beetle eats soybean aphids. Remember with the insects the stages are egg, larvae, pupa, and adult.
– Rob Shields, Agronomist