Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists now have a place to collectively document and track corn and soybean diseases this growing season. This social media effort is part of the Integrated Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension (iPiPE). The hope is to use tweets of crop disease photos from around the country for future disease tracking and prevention purposes.
It is now simpler for Iowans to submit insects and plants for identification and diseases for diagnosis.
Four extension specialists are highlighted in the video “Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases." They show how they are working to keep pests from harming Iowa farmers.