Dr. Laura C Iles

Laura Iles
Director, North Central IPM Center
Area of Expertise: 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Insect Identification, Plant Problem Diagnostics

Northern Leaf Blight Prevalent in Iowa

July 23, 2014

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields in Iowa.  Most of the reports have come from central and western Iowa, but since the pathogen that causes this disease is spread by wind and rain, the disease could be more widespread.


Phytopoetry - Spring Break Pythium Style

Join Sebastian Eugene Bartholomew, #Phytopoetry Expert, as he muses on mold, ponders plants, and bellows bug ballads. S.E. Bartholomew specializes in intellectual modesty and tact, using his vast store of knowledge to easily solve complex pest and plant issues. Make sure to subscribe here for more videos: For real, nobody knows it all. But we can help each other out with everyday problems.

DISEASE TRIANGLE: 3 Ways Plants Get Sick

In this video Extension Plant Pathologist Daren Mueller walks us through some basic concepts of plant pathology. One of the most important things that pathologists focus on is the disease triangle and in this video Dr. Mueller explains what that disease triangle is and why it's important.