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.
The Integrated Pest Management Unit is looking for an intern to assist with educational programing for K-12 youth. This intern would work with Maya Hayslett, the Crop Sciences Youth Educational Specialist, as part of the Americorps program. The purpose of this position is to help create and disseminate educational materials for youth on crop science topics. This person would be provided with training to create interactive online modules and then create 2-4 modules as part of a crop science curriculum.