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
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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.
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.
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