Enhancing Knowledge in the Production Agriculture Community

Marlin E. Rice, Faculty, Department of Entomology

Situation:

Iowas corn and soybean crops are annually attacked by a variety of insect pests. Recent research conducted at Iowa State University and other land-grant universities in the Midwest was delivered through formal and informal sessions including those programs coordinated, organized, and conducted by the Agribusiness Education Program and the Integrated Crop Management newsletter.

Objective:

To deliver relevant and up-to-date information to producers, crop advisors, and extension staff using a variety of extension delivery tools.

Activities/Output:

Research results and recommended crop production and pest management practices to Iowa growers were delivered via the following activities: Crop Advantage Series (including grower meetings in Hardin and Mitchell counties), Field Extension Education Laboratory, Agrichemical Dealer Updates, Corn Production Shortcourse, the Integrated Crop Management newsletter, and development of a novel new series BugCast with Marlin Rice delivered via the World Wide Web and available free through Extension Communications and iTunes in the iPod format.

Impact/Outcomes:

1.    
Crop Advantage Series (including grower meetings in Hardin and Mitchell counties)
a.      23 presentations to 1,038 attendees
2.      Field Extension Education Laboratory
a.      6 presentations to about 145 attendees
3.      Agrichemical Dealer Updates
a.      6 updates with about 425 attendees
4.      Crop Production Short Course
a.      2 short courses with 50 attendees
5.      Integrated Crop Management Conference
a.      4 presentations to about 600 individuals
6.     Integrated Crop Management newsletter
a.      29 articles written
7.      BugCast with Marlin Rice
a.      14 presentations

2006
142 - Corn and Soybean Production and Protection

Page last updated: December 5, 2006
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