Pests of Soybean

  • Neeta Gaur
  • Swathi Mogalapu


Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] is an important leguminous crop, which is grown since age-old times and one of the oldest grown crops known to man. It is grown in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world. It harbours more than 300 insects, amongst them only a few attain major pest status. They damage the crop from seedling stage to maturity and cause nearly 25% reduction of yield. This chapter gives an overview of important insect pests of soybean, like stem fly, tobacco caterpillar, Bihar hairy caterpillar, green semilooper, pod borer, leaf miner, whitefly, aphids, stinkbug and girdle beetle, their distribution, host plants, biology, symptoms of damage and various control measures for the management of insect pests to enhance the productivity of soybean.


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  • Neeta Gaur
    • 1
  • Swathi Mogalapu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyCollege of Agriculture, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagarIndia

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