Japanese beetles feeding on soybean: What should you do?

Japanese Beetle on soybean
August 6, 2018

Robert Koch, Extension Entomologist

In parts of southeastern Minnesota Japanese beetle has been actively feeding on soybean. These large beetles with shiny green and copper colored bodies, chew small holes in the leaves leaving a lace-like appearance. Japanese beetles will also feed on leaves and flowers of many other plants, including silks of corn. Japanese beetle abundance and activity is most intense through July and August, but some individuals will remain active into fall. Here, I briefly review scouting and thresholds for management of Japanese beetle in soybean. View the entire article on the Minnesota Crop News Blog