Daren Mueller
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

515-460-8000
dsmuelle@iastate.edu

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The top two teams of youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana state crop scouting competitions competed in the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on Aug. 31 in Boone, Iowa. Both Iowa teams, Clayton County and Kuhlmann Seed, placed first and second at the regional competition.

The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version.

Farmers, agronomists and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to seek out upcoming opportunities and new resources offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on corn and soybean diseases during the late growing season, including a crop disease clinic, disease guides and an opportunity to speak with experts at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.

Eight Iowa teams participated in the Iowa crop scouting competition Aug. 2. The competition is conducted by the ISU Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.

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.