Soybeans: Potato Leafhopper (Empoasca fabae)


Pub 812: Field Crop Protection Guide > Pub 812: Soybeans > Potato Leafhopper

Field Crop Protection Guide 2011-2012, Order 2011-2012 publication

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Integrated Pest Management Options
  • dimethoate - Cygon 480 EC, Lagon 480 EC
  1. Related links...

 

Description

Adults are pale-green, wedge-shaped, winged insects about 3 mm long with piercing and sucking mouth parts. Adults are broadest towards the head, the body tapering evenly to the wing tips. They have a row of six rounded, white spots behind their head. Nymphs are smaller than adults and are wingless.

Image 1. Potato leafhoppers are pale green, wedge-shaped, winged insects. Immature nymphs are smaller and wingless.
Image 1. Potato leafhoppers are pale green, wedge-shaped, winged insects. Immature nymphs are smaller and wingless.


Integrated Pest Management Options

Potato leafhoppers are controlled in soybeans by plant resistance through leaf pubescence. Problems are rare in soybeans in Ontario. Food grade soybeans may need protection.

 
Active ingredient dimethoate
Trade name Cygon 480 EC
Rate per hectare (product) 0.7-1 L per ha
Rate per acre (product) 280-400 mL per ac
PHI* 30
Comments Ground and aerial application. Use sufficient water volume to ensure good coverage. Maximum 3 applications/yr.

 

 
Active ingredient dimethoate
Trade name Lagon 480 EC
Rate per hectare (product) 0.7-1 L per ha
Rate per acre (product) 280-400 mL per ac
PHI* 30
Comments Ground and aerial application. Use sufficient water volume to ensure good coverage. Maximum 3 applications/yr.

 


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 2 May 2011
Last Reviewed: 11 May 2011