Soybean Podworms Threaten Yields; Scout Now to Head Off Problems

Photo by Wayne Bailey/Univ. of Missouri

With insects, you are what you eat.

That's no more apparent than with soybean podworm, a.k.a. corn earworm. Farmers battle the pest in July and August when it chews away at the tips of corn ears, but in late August and early September it moves to a more green, lush meal of soybeans.