Aphid populations down, but more resistance occurring in Minnesota
Bruce Potter with the University of Minnesota tells Brownfield aphid numbers seem to be lower for this time of year, presumably because of late planting and consistent moisture. But that’s not the case everywhere. “Little drier conditions, kind of a little on the edge of drought, and early planting (are conducive to aphids). That’s what we’re seeing in northwest Minnesota, and that’s where the problems are.” Listen to Bruce's take on soybean aphid populations on Brownfield Ag New's website.