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The velvetbean caterpillar and the soybean looper are important pests of soybeans in Louisiana. These late-season soybean insect pests create the need for the continuous development of insecticide programs that are cost effective, maintain profitable yields and conserve natural enemies.
Willrich, Melissa W.; Boethel, David J.; Leonard, B. Rogers; and Blouin, David C., "Late-season Insect Pests of Soybean in Louisiana: Preventive Management and Yield Enhancement (Bulletin #880)" (2002). LSU AgCenter Bulletins. 21.