Midwest Corn, Soybeans: New Fungicide Web Book Available Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
The Crop Protection Network (CPN) has produced a new web book called Fungicide Use in Field Crops. Fungicides are an important crop protection tool for modern agriculture, and proper use decreases risk of […]

Corn, Soybeans: New Online Disease Severity, Insect Defoliation Training Tool Available Jul 27, 2020

🕔Jul 27, 2020
Crop scouts and field researchers now have a new tool at their disposal to help correctly estimate disease severity and insect defoliation in field crops. The new online tool has been […]

Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

Iowa Corn: Scouting for Black Cutworm in 2019 May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
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 year. […]

Iowa: Aid Sought in Trapping, Monitoring Migratory Pests Feb 25, 2019

🕔Feb 25, 2019
The 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, 2018

🕔Jun 21, 2018
A 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, 2018

🕔Jun 8, 2018
Widespread 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, 2018

🕔May 23, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔May 22, 2018
True 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, 2018

🕔Apr 25, 2018
Bean 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 […]

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