Monarchs on the Move Challenge

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.

Morel Mushroom Certification

To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. People can be poisoned by eating mushrooms that are misidentified as morels. By the end of the workshops, participants will recognize true morels from false morels.

Dealing with Palmer Amaranth in Iowa

Palmer amaranth has made it's way into Iowa. Learn how to identify it and how to avoid spreading it to your land. 

Recap of 2017 Crop Scouting Competition

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.

Field Extension Education Laboratory Aerial Tour
What Happens to a Sample at the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

See what happens when a sample is sent to the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.

Tips for Capturing Crop Disease Photos on Your Mobile Device

In this video, Rachel Kempker (iPiPE intern at Iowa State University) demonstrates how to properly take photos when scouting for disease.

Field Scouting Basics Workshop
Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth 2019

Introduction to IPMThe Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is pleased to present the ninth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth. Middle school and high school students (those completing grades 7-12) from Iowa are invited to compete and showcase crop scouting abilities in corn and soybean. The competition will be a one day event focusing on outdoor learning.