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February 15, 2006

February 15, 2006

 

INSECT UPDATE

 

Soybean Aphid

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:

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/

 

 

DISEASE UPDATE

 

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.

 

Soybean Rust

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

February 20, Linn County Extension Office – Marion

March 6, Scott County Extension Office – Bettendorf

 

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 Iowa see: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/testdate.html

 

 

SE Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association Annual Meeting

(ISU Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm)

March 2, Montgomery Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City

 

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 Washington County Public Health & Home Care

 

 

 

NE Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association Farm Annual Meeting

March 8, Nashua.

 

9:00 am      Registration starts.

9:30            Business meeting.

10:00          Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Stations.

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 Borlaug Learning Center planned to break ground in the spring of 2007.  The addition of this building to the Northeast Research and Experimental Station will provide conference and meeting rooms, office space for ISU Extension Field Specialists and possibly a rural development incubator center.  This center would create a hub for information generation, application, and transfer.

 

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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