Extension specialists from Iowa State University and University of Minnesota are collaborating to provide another series of webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks in July.
The theme is “Essential Row Crop Management for Summer 2020,” with a focus on pest management topics for late summer. The webinars are free and open to all, thanks to sponsorship by the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
“Each webinar will be limited to 10 to 15 minutes with lots of time for questions and answers. We know peoples’ time is limited and want to be sure their questions are addressed,” says Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist.
Timely crop topics
The online presentations will start at 1 p.m. July 14, 16, 21 and 23. Topics and presenters follow:
July 14. Tar spot identification and in-season management. This foliar corn disease has shown up in more fields the past few years. Presenters are Alison Robertson, ISU Extension plant pathologist, and Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota Extension plant pathologist.
July 16. Soybean aphid pest management. Presenters are Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension entomologist and Bob Koch, UMN Extension soybean entomologist.
July 21. Corn rootworm management. Presenter is Ken Ostlie, UMN Extension entomologist.
July 23. Soybean gall midge update. Presenter is Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist.
“Each webinar will be recorded for those who want to participate but can’t join the live webinar,” says Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota regional Extension educator.
Additional resources will be provided via a publicly accessible file-sharing system.