ASIAN SOYBEAN RUST
have undoubtedly heard, Asian Soybean Rust was yesterday confirmed to be in
news is that
Through the winter, Iowa State University Extension will be providing many opportunities for producers and dealers to learn more about identification and management of this disease.
There are also several excellent sources of information all of which will be continually updated except for the streaming audio file (last one). They are:
Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathology http://www.plantpath.iastate.edu/soybeanrust/
United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/sbr/sbr.html
Extension Disaster Education Network http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/eden/
Integrated Pest Management Centers http://www.ipmcenters.org/soybeanrust/
WOI Radio 32 minute news spot with several specialists - streaming audio http://emms-ws12.exnet.iastate.edu/radio/audio/soybeanrust/soyrust-midday.m3u
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Planning for the 2005 crop year is in
full swing. To assist producers and those who work with producers through the
planning process, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension will be conducting several
meetings for producers and those who work with producers. I'll provide a brief
overview of several; more details are available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meet.html.
In addition, these and other agricultural educational opportunities in east-central and
Ag Chemical Dealers Meeting, November 22, 2004 in
Crop Advantage, January 5, 2005 in
WMT Ag Expo (formerly the Eastern Iowa Conservation Tillage Show and the Iowa Conservation and Ag Technology Expo), January 11 - 12, 2005 in
Corn & Soybean Classic, January 13, 2005, in
Managing Crop Risks will be on January 18, 2005 at 1:00 pm in
Andrew Jackson Demonstration Farm Annual Meeting, late January (specific date not set yet), 2005, Maquoketa. The Andrew Jackson Demonstration Farm operates the Jackson County Farm near Andrew, researching and demonstrating best management practices on the more undulating ground in northeast
Agronomy Day, February 24, 2005, in Harper. This meeting is also designed with progressive crop producers in mind, but dealers and consultants are more than welcome to attend. Details are somewhat sketchy at this time, but they will be posted at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meet.html as they are firmed up. I anticipate that weed, insect, and disease management will be key topics as well as soil fertility. A Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course credit will be available.
Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association Annual Meeting, March 3, 2005 in
Northeast Iowa Experimental Association Annual Meeting, March 9, 2005 at the farm near
In addition, there will, of course, be the normal
Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/pcic.html,
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/ccic.html,
Private Pesticide Applicator Training for the Test http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/ppat.html, and
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training for the Tests http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/cpat.html.
If you have any questions, comments,
suggestions, etc. on any of these, please feel free to contact me. Likewise, if you
have ideas of other efforts that are needed, again please feel free to contact me.
I wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2005.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
Last Update: November 15, 2004
Contact: Virgil Schmitt firstname.lastname@example.org
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