Insect Management

Apr 2021

Insect pests feed on soybeans at all growth stages, from germination through pod fill, decreasing crop quality and stealing yield. Integrated pest management, or IPM, strategies allow farmers to cost-effectively manage insect pressure using a variety of tools, including cultural practices, genetics and biotechnology, scouting and chemical controls. Many checkoff-funded tools, resources and research projects help soybean farmers efficiently control insects and protect soybean yield and quality.