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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.

Japanese Beetles Emerge in Iowa

June 13, 2014

Japanese beetle is becoming a more common field crop pest in Iowa. Literature shows adults need about 1,030 growing degree days (base 50°F) to complete development. Japanese beetles will continue emergence until around 2,150 degree days. Based on accumulating degree day temperatures in 2014, Japanese beetle adults should be active in some areas of southeastern and southwestern Iowa this week (Fig. 1). Expect adults to emerge in central and northern Iowa in about 7-14 days if warm temperatures continue.

Fungicide Thoughts for 2014 Season

July 7, 2014

We will have a fair amount of corn tasseling shortly after the weekend – so fungicide application season is about here.

In talking with farmers and retailers the last week or so, based on all the rainfall and wet soils this is shaping up to be a big year for fungicide applications, so just a few thoughts for guys “on the fence” and trying to decide whether to spray or not.

Daren S Mueller

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

Alison Robertson

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Collaborator
Associate Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Plant Pathology

Erin Hodgson

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Collaborator
Associate Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Entomology

Bob Hartzler

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Collaborator
Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Weed science

Mark Licht

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Collaborator
Extension Specialist
Area of Expertise: 
Agronomy

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