Bugs in soybeans

Kristina Bachteler
Posted: 26.07.2021
In this Taifun Soy Info, Taifun Tofu reports about their invesigations on bug species, to what extent yield relevant damage is to be expected and how insects are dealt with in the large growing regions. At present, despite regional significant infestation, bugs do not cause serious damage in soybeans in Germany. Studies on the actual damage caused are missing. Also, in climatically comparable Ontario, where the two invasive species described above have been common for some time, the damage to soy is limited. According to information from local practitioners, other legumes tend to be more affected. This gives reason to hope that soybeans will not be one of the most important target plants of the newcomers in the long term. The introduction of new pests often triggers fear and scare. However, experience has shown that many species adapt to their native ecosystems after a few years, equilibrium with antagonists is achieved and farmers learn to live well with the species. During the research on bugs in soy, the impression arose that also this topic gives hope for a less exciting story.
  • Kristina Bachteler
  • Taifun
  • 2017
  • In this Taifun Soy Info, Taifun Tofu reports about their invesigations on bug species, to what extent yield relevant damage is to be expected and how insects are dealt with in the large growing regions.

    At present, despite regional significant infestation, bugs do not cause serious damage in soybeans in Germany. Studies on the actual damage caused are missing. Also, in climatically comparable Ontario, where the two invasive species described above have been common for some time, the damage to soy is limited. According to information from local practitioners, other legumes tend to be more affected. This gives reason to hope that soybeans will not be one of the most important target plants of the newcomers in the long term.
    The introduction of new pests often triggers fear and scare. However, experience has shown that many species adapt to their native ecosystems after a few years, equilibrium with antagonists is achieved and farmers learn to live well with the species. During the research on bugs in soy, the impression arose that also this topic gives hope for a less exciting story.

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  • 2017. Bugs in soybean. Legume Hub. https://www.legumehub.eu

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Authors: Kristina Bachteler
Acknowledgement: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag within the framework of the BMEL Protein Plant Strategy. This publication was translated within the Legumes Translated project funded by the European Union through Horizon 2020, Project Grant Number 817634.

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