February 15, 2006
You can find a wealth of information on Soybean Aphid in the Special January 23 Issue of the ICM Newsletter, 24 pages, full color. The ICM Newsletter is posted at:
SCN Yield Variety Trials Available
The 2005 ISU SCN-resistant soybean variety trial report is now available. This report (as well as the reports since 1996) is available at www.isuscnvarietytrials.info or call the Department of Plant Pathology ( 515-294-1741) and request a hard copy. These variety trials include the measure of SCN levels in the trials, which allows you to evaluate not just yield, but yield under a defined level of SCN presence.
The recent cold spell in the south should have taken care of some of the kudzu, reducing the overwintering sites for Asian Soybean Rust. The next issue of the ICM Newsletter will feature soybean rust. For the latest map on where rust has been found this year see http://sbrusa.net/
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training For The Test Sessions
Training to help commercial pesticide
applicators prepare for the exams will begin at 9:00 a.m. at both locations.
Training sessions will cover the Iowa Core Manual and categories 1A
(Agricultural Weed Management); 1B (Agricultural Insect Control); 1C
(Agricultural Crop Disease Management); 3O, T, and G (Ornamental, Turf, and
Greenhouse Pest Management); 4 (Seed Treatment); and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training
on the Iowa Core Manual will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Training on the other
categories will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. and conclude in early
afternoon. There is a $20 fee per person at each training session. These training
sessions do NOT qualify as continuing instructional courses. For test location
information in eastern
2, Montgomery Hall, Johnson
9:30 a.m. Registration and coffee
10:00 a.m. Business Meeting
10:15 a.m. Review of '2005 Activities and Plans for 2006
Kevin Van Dee - Research Farm Superintendent
10:45 a.m. Tile Drainage Research Update
Greg Brenneman ISU Ag Engineering Specialist
11:30 a.m. Soil Sampling Techniques & Making Profitable Fertilizer Applications
Antonio Mallarino ISU Agronomist Soil Fertility
12:15 Lunch - Available for $5.00
1:00 p.m. Glyphosate Stewardship in Roundup Ready Corn and Soybeans
Bob Hartzler ISU Agronomist Weed Science
Health Checks Provided By
NE Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association Farm Annual Meeting
9:00 am Registration starts.
9:30 Business meeting.
Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the
10:45 Dr. Roger McEowen, Associate Professor of Agricultural Law, Department of Agricultural Education and Studies will share information about Farm Policy and the Structure of Agriculture Production.
11:30 Ken Pecinovsky, Superintendent of the NE Iowa Research and Experimental Farm will provide an update with a 2005 Season Review.
Noon Dutch-treat lunch.
The Board of Directors will meet after lunch.
Included in this years meeting
will be a presentation of the proposed
All activities will be held at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
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