Asian soybean rust has received much attention recently as a potential new threat to soybean production. As part of a multi-state event, Iowa State University Extension will be offering a program to increase awareness of soybean rust issues here in Iowa. It will be available at nine locations around Iowa on June 29.
"Soybean Rust: Issues & Facts," is designed for anyone involved in soybean production and will include basic information about Asian soybean rust biology and management.
USDA personnel and XB Yang, an Iowa State University Extension plant pathologist, are the presenters.
The cost to attend is $10. Registration starts at 8:30, the program begins at 9 and ends just after noon. To learn more about "Soybean Rust: Issues & Facts" call the county office nearest you or go to this website for more details.
CCA CEU will be offered for the "Soybean Rust: Issues & Facts" event, but participating in this event will not qualify individuals to become a first detector under the program the Iowa Soybean Rust team is coordinating.
The program is being offered in these counties at the Iowa State University Extension office in the town listed. The only exception is DeWitt where the program will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.
This article originally appeared on page 79 of the IC-492(13) -- June 28, 2004 issue.