The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is pleased to present the 7th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa youth.
The Field Extension Education Lab has five clinics/workshops this summer in July and August. Below is a list of programming updates that correlate with current farmer concerns and this year’s crop issues:
- New to the lineup this year is the Field Diagnostic Clinic, which will be held the day before the Crop Management Clinic.
- The Crop Management Clinic will only be one day instead of two.
Six teams of Iowa youth from across the state participated in the seventh annual Iowa Crop Scouting Competition on July 31 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Field Extension Education Laboratory. The top four teams were awarded trophies and cash prizes. The top two winning teams from Denison, Iowa and Clayton County, Iowa will compete against Nebraska and Indiana winning teams in the upcoming 2017 Regional Crop Scouting Competition in Indiana on Aug. 28.
Cherokee, IA — Over 160 sixth graders from the Cherokee area (Ridge View, Cherokee, and Alta-Aurelia) participated in the sixth grade field day at Silver Sioux Recreation Center Friday, May 4, 2018. At the field day, youth experienced the Monarchs on the Move challenge, learning about the importance of monarch butterflies as pollinators in crop and food production. Students interacted with live monarch eggs, caterpillars, butterflies and chrysalises from the USDA monarch colony at Iowa State University.
Ed Zaworski, of the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic at Iowa State University, discusses sampling for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). He gives tips and pointers on when and how to sample as well as how to properly ship your sample to the clinic for analysis.
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