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.
But a new problem is emerging – slowly but surely – as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) becomes resistant to the resistance. Today, Greg Tylka said the data show SCN is found in 70% to 75% of Iowa’s fields, with an annual yield reduction ranging from 5% to 50%, depending on the level of infestation and the weather.