This presentation focuses on insect management recommendations for soybean producers in Southern Illinois. The biology, distribution, and management of dectes stem borer will be the primary topic; additional topics including stink bug monitoring and management, slugs, and economic thresholds for soybean defoliators will be highlighted.

Nick Seiter is a Field Crop Entomologist with the University of Illinois. He develops insect management recommendations for soybean and corn production in Illinois. He has a PhD in entomology from Clemson University, and BS and MS degrees in Entomology from Purdue University.

This presentation was featured at the Carbondale Better Beans event on February 23, 2023.

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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