Iowa: Aid Sought in Trapping, Monitoring Migratory Pests

🕔Feb 25, 2019The IPM team at Iowa State University has been monitoring for field crop pests for a long time. The target pests have changed over the years, but the goal always remains the […]

Iowa Corn: Extension Uses Twitter to Map Spread of Southern Rust

🕔Jun 21, 2018A new  study illustrates the potential to map the spread of pests and diseases through Twitter. The study was conducted by Iowa State University, as well as several other partnering universities […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Would a Fungicide Benefit Hail-Damaged Crops?

🕔Jun 8, 2018Widespread hail occurred in Iowa on 6 June 2018, causing damage to many acres of corn and soybean plants. At this time, most of the corn is in the V6 […]

Iowa Corn: Black Cutworms – Scouting and Thresholds

🕔May 23, 2018The black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that cuts and feeds on early vegetative-stage corn. Black cutworm moths arrive in Iowa and other northern states with spring storms each […]

Iowa Corn: True Armyworm Scouting and Management

🕔May 22, 2018True armyworm is a migratory pest that arrives in Iowa from southern states and lays eggs on living tissue. Adult females are attracted to fields with green plants, particularly weedy […]

Iowa Soybeans: A Tough Winter for Bean Leaf Beetle

🕔Apr 25, 2018Bean leaf beetle adults are susceptible to cold weather and most will die when air temperatures fall below 14°F (-10°C). However, they have adapted to winter by protecting themselves under […]

Iowa Soybeans: New Disease Identification Resource Available

🕔Feb 6, 2018Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published an updated version of the Soybean Diseases publication to help farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for […]

Iowa: Bean Leaf Beetle Tricky to Manage Because of Overwintering Habits

🕔Apr 15, 2015Bean leaf beetle adults are susceptible to cold weather and most will die when the air temperature falls below 14°F. However, they have adapted to winter by protecting themselves under […]

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