Extension Specialists to Continue Essential Row Crop Management Series

Topics will focus on pest management for late summer

July 6, 2020, 11:21 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Meaghan Anderson

AMES, Iowa – Extension specialists from Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota are collaborating to provide another series of webinars for farmers, ag professionals, extension personnel and other interested parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks in July.

The theme will be “Essential Row Crop Management for Summer 2020,” with a focus on pest management topics for late summer. 

soybean field.The webinars are free and open to all, thanks to sponsorship by the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

“Each webinar will be limited to 10-15 minutes with lots of time for questions and answers because we know peoples’ time is limited and want to be sure questions are addressed,” said Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Webinars will start at 1 p.m. on July 14, 16, 21 and 23. Topics and presenters include:

  • July 14, 1 p.m. Tar spot identification and in-season management with Alison Robertson, professor and extension plant pathologist, Iowa State University.
  • July 16, 1 p.m. Soybean aphid IPM with Erin Hodgson, professor and extension entomologist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
  • July 21, 1 p.m. Corn rootworm management with Ken Ostlie, professor and extension entomologist, University of Minnesota.
  • July 23, 1 p.m. Soybean gall midge update with Justin McMechan, professor and extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

“Each webinar will be recorded for those that want to participate, but can’t join the live webinar,” said Lisa Behnken, regional extension educator with the University of Minnesota. Additional resources will be provided via a publicly accessible file-sharing system. 

Information about this series can be found at https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/essential-row-crop-management-online.

Recorded sessions and additional resources can be found in a CyBox account at https://iastate.box.com/s/wq3excfepau72nyj9pog2powqqux936v.


Original photo: Soybean field.

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