One way to keep up on agronomists' battles with the soybean aphid is dialing into the University of Minnesota's (U of M) soybean Web site.

Besides variety and pest management information, it offers a wealth of information on this new pest, says Seth Naeve, soybean agronomist with the U of M Extension Service.

“As research results from the 2001 season are analyzed, entomologists are providing new knowledge to the site,” he says. “As we learn more, we can make better recommendations for battling this pest in 2002. Be sure to monitor the Web site to keep up to date on local outbreaks and management alerts as the season unfolds.”

The site, www.soybeans.umn.edu, is also currently highlighting variety performance evaluations from U of M soybean variety trials as well as results from county strip trials for the 2001 season.