Beans for Breakfast
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri May 11, 2012 05:59 PM CDT

CERRO GORDO, Ill. (DTN) -- Bean leaf beetles are the early birds in the soybean pest department and they're already showing up in some Illinois soybean fields.

DTN received a heads up from Monsanto District Area Sales Manager Jeff Brown that the beetles were dining early and often on the untreated check strip in a test plot south of Cerro Gordo, Ill. It wasn't hard to find the damage -- seedling injury due to feeding by overwintering adult populations was significant. The plot was telling with regard to the benefit of insecticidal seed treatments. Treated seed one row away was ...

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