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The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program is introducing a YouTube channel that promotes efforts of Iowa State scientists and researchers who provide means-tested crop and pest management solutions to stakeholders in Iowa and beyond.
Extension entomologists have identified and confirmed the presence of a new soybean pest, the soybean gall midge, in 12 Iowa counties: Lyon, O’Brien, Clay, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Woodbury, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass and Page.
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrated Pest Management Center to Michigan State University, with co-direction support coming from Iowa State University. Laura Iles and Daren Mueller represent Iowa State as co-directors.
Hungry pests begin to emerge with warm spring weather and spread to favorite foraging spots such as trees, shrubs, gardens and crop fields. To raise awareness of damaging pests, April 2019 has been proclaimed Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.