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Diligent Management Still Key to Avoid Spread of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa Fields

August 25, 2017

DES MOINES - State, federal and extension experts are encouraging Iowa farmers to stay vigilant in their efforts to control Palmer amaranth. Iowa lawmakers added this fast-growing weed to Iowa’s noxious weed list in July as a response to a significant increase in the presence of Palmer across Iowa in 2016.

EPA Releases Guidance on Slowing Pest Resistance

November 14, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released two pesticide registration notices (PRNs) that impact how technology providers, crop advisers, and producers manage resistance. These documents are in addition to a new framework to address Bt resistance in corn rootworm released in 2016. These releases, which all went through public comment, provide guidance in managing resistance and support the strategies and goals of the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program (IPRMP).

Act Now or Lose more Yield, Income to Weeds, say Agronomic Experts

January 18, 2018

Weed resistance is a threat to farm profitability. Hear about weed management strategies from three local weed experts: Iowa State University Extension Weed Scientist Bob Hartzler, Iowa Soybean Association Sr. Director of Research Ed Anderson and Mike Weber, Sr. Tech Services Representative for Bayer Crop Sciences.

Narrower Rows, Early-Season Action can Improve Weed Management

January 26, 2018

We are entering an era where successful weed management requires a planning process. Learn more about elements you should consider for your plan from Tony Pleggenkuhl, regional sales agronomist, Stine Seed, John Cantwell, farmer and weed management technology development representative, Monsanto and Kent Bennis, marketing specialist and farmer, Dow AgroSciences.

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

January 30, 2017

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan logo


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan. A video of the announcement is available here.


Version 1 of the IPRMP is an Iowa-specific plan that seeks to engage farmers on the issue of pest resistance management with the goal of keeping technology and tools such as pesticides, seed treatments and biotechnology products and native traits available and effective.

Weed Management Field Day to be Held in Harrison County June 18

June 7, 2018

LOGAN, IOWA—The Harrison County Herbicide Resistance Project will hold a field day Monday, June 18th.  Join us from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the corn test plot at the farm operated by Larry Meyer southwest of Modale to observe weed management field trials and learn about implications for resistance management. This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided.

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