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Pest Alert
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:32 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Slowed by a wet spring and delayed soybean planting, soybean aphid infestations are just now picking up speed and starting to catch producers' eyes across the Midwest. Light to moderate populations have been reported in fields in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Ohio. Michigan is experiencing a "mini-outbreak" in the thumb region of the state, Michigan State Extension entomologist Christina DiFonzo told DTN.

In Minnesota, a minor heat wave and the abundance of natural predators has so far contained aphid populations to smaller fields and field edges, according to University ...

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