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Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth 2017

Introduction to IPMThe Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is pleased to present the seventh 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.

Field Scouting Basics

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30am to 12:00pm

 

Field Scouting Basics Workshop | May 15, 2014

Crop Scouting Competition

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:00am to 2:30pm

High school students from across Iowa are invited to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean on August 5 at the Iowa State University Extension Farm. The competition will be a one day event with both indoor and outdoor components. The theme for this years competition is Crop Scouting Innovations. Monetary prizes will be awarded to winners. Click HERE for more information and registration.

2014 Crop Scouting Competition Open to High School Students

April 28, 2014

AMES, Iowa — The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students. Organizers announced the 2014 theme, Crop Scouting Innovations, this week along with extending an invitation to participate to teams of high school students (those completing grades 9-12).

Soybean Aphid Numbers on the Rise

August 4, 2014

Since 2000, soybean aphid has been the primary soybean insect pest in Iowa. Infestations are sporadic and unpredictable, but this insect has the ability to cause significant yield loss during periods of optimal reproduction. Several notable infestations have been reported, particularly in north-central Iowa, this week, and therefore scouting to determine population densities is strongly encouraged. Fields that have a fairly uniform infestation with low densities (e.g., 50% of plants infested with an average of 40 aphids per plant) should be closely monitored in August.

Daren S Mueller

Daren S Mueller photo
Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Extension Plant Pathologist
Area of Expertise: 
Soybean diseases, Plant Pathology, Crop protection

North Central ipmPIPE - NC ipmPIPE

What is the North Central ipmPIPE? The North Central ipmPIPE was created to share timely scouting results and predictive models to target management recommendations. This information will help agribusinesses and growers make informed IPM.based pesticide applications. The website is useable for pests and management needs for any crop; special state and federal crop pest management issues; and is designed for growers to use interactively to meet their own pest management needs.

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