ISU Extension and Outreach to Host Crop Disease Clinic

Clinic will include a combination of classroom presentations, discussion and in-field demonstrations

June 27, 2016, 2:58 pm | Daren Mueller, Alison Robertson

Crop Disease ClinicAMES, Iowa – Anyone who wants to learn more about corn and soybean disease management, particularly crop consultants, agronomists, or farmers, should register for the Crop Disease Clinic hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.

The purpose of the clinic is to understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and research-based recommendations for Iowa corn and soybean production. The clinic will also provide hands-on experiences with identification of common corn and soybean diseases. Participants can expect to improve their corn and soybean disease identification and biology skills throughout this clinic, while earning 6.0 pest management credits for Certified Crop Advisers, subject to board approval.

“Our crop disease clinic is a full day focused on the identification, biology and lifecycle of common corn and soybean diseases in Iowa,” said Warren Pierson, Field Extension Education Laboratory coordinator at ISU Extension and Outreach. “ISU Extension and Outreach specialists, along with post doctorates and graduate students, will discuss their most current research results and management decisions regarding corn and soybean diseases.”

Clinic instructors include Daren Mueller, assistant professor and extension crop plant pathologist at Iowa State University, and Alison Robertson, associate professor and extension crop plant pathologist at Iowa State University. Participants should dress appropriately for field activities as well as changing weather conditions.

The Field Extension Education Laboratory is located at 1928 240th St. in Boone, Iowa. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 24, with the actual program starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided for all who attend, and the clinic will end at 4 p.m.

The cost of the event is $150 and that includes workshop materials, publications, lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required to attend, and the deadline to register is midnight, Aug. 17.

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