Poster: Parasitism of soybean aphid in Minnesota, 2011 to 2021

Parasitism of soybean aphid by Aphelinus certus in Minnesota, 2011 to 2021, by Jonathan Dregni, Pamela Rueda-Cediel, Nicole Szajner, Joe Kaser, James Miksanek, Kelton Welch, Carl Stenoien, Robert Koch, George Heimpel. Presented to the 2022 conference of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

Poster: Thelytoky cured with antibiotics

Hyperparasitoids on soybean aphids in North America: thelytoky in the hyperparasitoid Alloxysta brevis cured with antibiotics, by J.S. Dregni, A. Casiraghi, M. Ferrer-Suay, G.E. Heimpel. Presented to the Entomological Society of America, 2019.

Poster: Hyperparasitoids in North American soybean fields.

Parasitoids in North American soybean fields: the effect of neonicotinoid seed treatments and hyperparasitism on soybean aphid biological control, by J.S. Dregni, M. Ferrer-Suay, K, Welch, J.M. Kaser, and G.E. Heimpel. Presented to the Entomological Society of America, 2018.

IPM Podcast Series for Field Crops: When Insects Take Care of the Pest Control for Us

As part of the IPM Podcast series, Anthony Hanson interviewed George, Jonathan, and Carl on the effectiveness of the parasitoid Aphelinus certus in the biological control of soybean aphid. Biological control can be an essential part of integrated pest management, and we may be able to find ag-practices that increase aphid control by this parasitoid. We reported low aphid numbers in the 2019 growing season, with A. certus tracking the aphid even at low densities.