Sporecaster - Predicting white mold in soybean

Sporecaster is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a fungicide application to control white mold in soybean. The app, which is free to use, was developed with support from the Wisconsin Soybean Association and Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board. It was programmed by personnel in the UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program. In this video Iowa State University Plant Pathology graduate student Andrew Penney discusses using the Sporecaster app.

ISU Soybean Breeders Share Research

Iowa State University AGRON279 class visited the ISU Soybean Breeding program and participated in hands-on learning and breeding games. Hosted by: Hosts: Dr. Danny Singh, Dr. Arti Singh, Clayton Carley, Sarah Jones, Matt Carroll, John Shook, Jennifer Hicks, Jiaoping Zhang, members of Singh Soybean group at ISU Instructors: Dr. Mindy DeVries, Ms.

Ghost Bees

Randall Cass and Ashley St Clair of the IPM4Bees group shot some varroa mite management videos and from those videos this Halloween special was created! Happy Hallowbees!

Improving Bee Health: Combining Crop Production and Conservation

Randall Cass and Ashley St. Clair discuss their honey bee research:  How do the stresses of living in an agricultural landscape impact honey bee health?  Can native perennial forage rescue colonies from late season declines and agricultural stress? Is there an impact of honey bee colonies on wild bee populations and their health in agricultural landscapes?

IPM4Bees Field Day

Ashley St. Clair and Randall Cass helped create this video showing the IPM4Bees field day: “Varroa mites are a honey bee parasite that spread disease and weaken hives. By monitoring mites, beekeepers can make informed management decisions for this pest.”

Crop Advantage Series January 2020

In this video field agronomist Meaghan Anderson (Iowa State University) discusses the upcoming Crop Advantage Series with local farmer Erik Wibholm from Stratford, Iowa.

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.

January 2020 | 14 Iowa locations