Newly confirmed pest: Soybean Gall Midge

Larvae of soybean gall midge
July 8, 2019

Bruce Potter, IPM Specialist, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is holding two soybean gall midge scouting clinics near Luverne, MN on Thursday, July 11th. The objective of these clinics is to provide hands on scouting experience and a brief overview of the current knowledge of this insect and research questions currently being studied in MN and nearby states.

If you would like to attend, please sign up for a session at: Soybean gall midge scouting clinicDue to parking constraints at the clinic field site, only a few spots remain available for the morning session, and attendees are encouraged to sign up for the afternoon session if possible. Directions and a map to the clinic location will be sent to all registered participants later this week.

The soybean gall midge is a new soybean insect pest in Minnesota. At this time, it has been identified in relatively few Minnesota fields but the potential for damage to Minnesota soybeans is significant. For those unable to attend the clinic in person, we've published a Soybean Gall Midge Scouting video. If you find soybean gall midge in your fields, please contact Bruce Potter.