Daren Mueller
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

515-460-8000
dsmuelle@iastate.edu

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Two new publications specifically for corn and soybean farmers provide easy-to-read disease listings and overviews, basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, and non-technical management recommendations.

Anyone who wants to learn more about corn and soybean disease management should register for the Crop Disease Clinic set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will host the sixth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on Aug. 2 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone at 1928 240th St.

Research suggests that an additional period of cover crop growth prior to soybeans results in high cover crop biomass production, nitrogen retention and has no negative effect on yield.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are asking soybean farmers to provide yield and agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields by March 1. The data will be used for a three-year project to identify key factors that prohibit soybean farmers from obtaining yields that are potentially attainable on their respective farms.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new version of the Weed Identification Field Guide, first published in 2010, to assist producers and agronomists with accurately identifying weeds in Iowa corn and soybean fields.

Educating the next generation of farmers is a goal of Iowa State University’s Integrated Pest Management program.

Warren Pierson is the new coordinator at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) at Iowa State University. Pierson began his position Nov. 1 and is responsible for organizing educational events at FEEL.

Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.

A collaborative effort among soybean researchers in the United States and Canada found that glyphosate does not increase SDS severity or adversely affect yields in soybean fields.