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.
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.