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Weed Management Field Day--Harrison County Pilot

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

The Harrison County Herbicide Resistance Project features side-by-side comparison of 10 herbicide programs in both corn and soybeans. Join us from 9:30am to 11:00am for a field walk at the corn plot (address coming soon) to gauge success and implications for future resistance management. This event is free and open to the public, and coffee and donuts will be provided.

Set goals, work to achieve them

March 27, 2019

Larry leads the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program in Harrison County, which focuses on pest resistance.

“We’ve had the privilege of working with Larry on creation, development and implementation of the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program for the past four years. Larry has been a leader in the Iowa program from its inception in 2015,” says Evan Sivesind, program manager at ISU. 

Tackling pest resistance in Iowa

January 17, 2020

Resistance to pesticides, genetic traits and other control practices continues to show up in weeds, insects and disease pathogens in Iowa. If this problem isn’t addressed, crop yields will decrease, or crop production costs will increase — or both. Iowa has taken the lead on the issue by creating and implementing the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program. 

Community Collaboration--Why Pest Resistance Management must Involve Group Action

April 8, 2020

By Paul Lasley, Iowa State University Sociologist

In my last editorial I argued that group action is required if we are to effectively manage field crop pests by concluding, “Some things are too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do together.”  

There is little doubt that productivity gains in corn and soybeans can be attributed, in part, to better pest management, which often relies upon herbicides and insecticides. However these pesticides are becoming less effective.

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