Field Crop Insects is a publication that is a cooperative effort between the Iowa Soybean Association and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The publication contains descriptions and images of many pest insects as well as information on insect life cycle, damage, scouting and management options. Correct recognition and identification of insect pests is an important first step to making a proper management decision regarding any insect species found in soybean and corn.
The Iowa Tick Surveillance Program (previously known as the Lyme Disease Surveillance Program) regularly posts maps to show where Iowan's typically encounter the three types of ticks that are most common in the state.
Found a tick?
Unit 1, Lesson 1: Introduction to IPM
(This curriculum was developed by Iowa State University with funding from the North Central IPM Center and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.)
Power point presentation.
- Basics of IPM: Unit 1 - lesson 1 Introduction to IPM.pdf
1) What is this evaluation about?
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the impact of Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (ISU IPM) programs, activities, and goals. Your voice is critical to this effort. Regardless of how you answer the questions, your responses will help us to critically examine the contributions our program can make to improving pest management, plant health and productivity for all Iowans.
2) Who is doing this evaluation?
Resistance is showing up in weeds, insects and disease pathogens in Iowa and has the potential to impact yields, increase the cost of production, and limit farmers’ future
pest management options.
Examples of Resistant Weeds
Common cocklebur, common lambsquarters, common sunflower, giant foxtail, giant ragweed, horseweed, Kochia, Pennsylvania smartweed, waterhemp, and recently, Palmer amaranth.
Examples of Resistant Insects
Western corn rootworm, also soybean aphid populations near, but not yet inside, Iowa.
Examples of Resistant Diseases
Soybean cyst nematode and frogeye leaf spot.
Pilot projects will be selected from these pest options and will be used to inform management option strategies as well as collaborative efforts within communities to resolve resistant pest issues.
What is the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program?
The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is pleased to present the eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth. High school students (those completing grades 9-12) from Iowa are invited to compete and showcase crop scouting abilities in corn and soybean. The competition will be a one day event focusing on outdoor learning.