Bugs in soybeans

Kristina Bachteler
Posted: 26.07.2021
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
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  • 2017
  • 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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