Bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus management: An integrated approach
Growing soybean in Iowa has become a more complicated task in recent years. One early-season dilemma for growers is which management plan to implement for a pest complex of bean leaf beetles and bean pod mottle virus. We have developed a decision guide for the management of these two pests. The decision guide is based on new research and presents a grower with two management plans: one for managing both the beetle and the virus, or one for managing only the beetle. Ultimately, these management guidelines require knowledge of the soybean field's pest history.