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February 28, 2017

The new crop season is right around the corner, and we want you to be prepared!

August 18, 2015

DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached twenty-seven.

April 22, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Field Scouting Basics Workshop, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational program, will be Monday, May 18, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory n

April 15, 2015

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Dallas County, IA.  Please see the press release for more details. 


March 25, 2015

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash...

August 12, 2014

Soybean diseases are starting to show up in Iowa fields this growing season. In an ...

August 8, 2014

Rust is a fungal disease caused by several species of Puccinia.  All turfgrass...

August 8, 2014

A recent inquiry from an Extension and Outreach colleague about timing of preventive treatments for the emerald ash...

August 7, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University...

August 7, 2014

The lack of reliable traits to distinguish Palmer amaranth and waterhemp during vegetative stages complicates efforts at...

August 4, 2014

DES MOINES – Two adult Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetles have been collected from a trap in a residential tree in Boone...

August 4, 2014

Since 2000, soybean aphid has been the primary soybean insect pest in Iowa. Infestations are sporadic and...

July 25, 2014

Septoria leaf spot and early blight are common foliar diseases of tomatoes in home gardens. ...

July 23, 2014

Sigh.  It's hard to believe but the periodical cicada emergence of 2014 that we waited 17 long...

July 23, 2014

Grasshoppers are an occasional pest in Iowa farms and gardens.  The number of...

July 23, 2014

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently...

July 23, 2014

Iowa now has 11 infested counties after larva found in Muscatine


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July 23, 2014

We continue to receive several questions about Northern corn leaf blight, Goss’s...

July 23, 2014

Soybean samples have been arriving almost daily at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic this year. Early...

July 23, 2014

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields...

July 23, 2014

Grasshopper activity has been noted this week in Iowa. These insects feed on grasses and...

July 7, 2014

We will have a fair amount of corn tasseling shortly after the weekend – so fungicide...

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