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Podworm damaging area fields

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

Growers should scout fields for the soybean podworm as several area fields have been completely destroyed. The soybean podworm is the same pest as corn earworm.

Soybean podworms feed almost exclusively on pods. They eat away the pod wall and completely consume the seed. Pod feeding directly reduces yields and is much harder to notice than leaf feeding.

In the fields that I have been

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