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December 12, 2018

In case you missed Iowa State Extension and Outreach Corn Pathologist Alison Robertson's presentation on corn diseases at this year's Integrated Crop Management (ICM) conference, tar spot in corn has been officially confirmed, and has been identified in several counties in the state of Iowa.

November 30, 2018

Weren't able to attend this year's 30th Integrated Crop Management Conference? Need a refresher? Didn't get to hit all of the presentations? 

November 29, 2018

Day 2 of the #ICM30 Conference has wrapped up and while we feel great about the sessions we were able to get to today, there were plenty out there that we were not able to get to that had just as helpful information.

November 28, 2018

Day 1 of the #ICM30 Conference has wrapped up and while I feel great about the sessions we were able to get to today, there were plenty out there that we were not able to get to that had just as helpful information.

November 20, 2018

A research team led by Iowa State University has solved part of a mystery important to battling the most serious threat to U.S. soybean production, the soybean cyst nematode — a pathogen responsible for more than $1 billion in reduced yields each year in this country alone.

November 15, 2018

On October 31, 2018, the EPA made the long-awaited announcement regarding dicamba registration for use on dicamba-resistant soybean. I suspect opinions regarding the EPA actions are as varied as people’s views of the technology. Following are pertinent changes on the dicamba labels:

November 13, 2018

Designing an effective weed management plan to combat troublesome weeds and delay the development of herbicide resistance requires careful planning. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20-60 per acre.

November 13, 2018

Pesticides are substances that are designed to control pests. Every year, nearly six billion pounds of pesticides are applied worldwide.

November 7, 2018

Corteva Agriscience recently confirmed resistance to the Cry34/35Ab1 Bt protein in Delaware County. 

November 1, 2018
October 23, 2018

Fungicide use in corn production in the United States was a rare practice for much of its history as a commercial grain. Only recently has fungicide increased rapidly, specifically between 2000 and 2010.

October 9, 2018

With the harvest underway throughout Iowa, rain in some parts of the state is stopping combines from securing kernels from the field. Depending on your location, disease pressure might not have been high.

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