Soybean Pest Management: Dectes Stem Borer
The soybean or Dectes stem borer, Dectes texanus texanus LeConte, is a small, gray, long-horned beetle that attacks soybean and wild host plants. This is an occasional soybean pest in Missouri, and crop damage caused by this pest has been sporadic across parts of the state and growing seasons.
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