Crop Disease Clinic

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Registration check-in opens at 8:30 am and the program begins at 9:00 am. The clinic concludes at 4:00 pm.

$150 registration fee. Registration deadline is midnight, August 17, 2016.

Field Extension Education Laboratory
1928 240th Street, Boone, Iowa | map link

Objective

  • Improve knowledge of corn and soybean disease identification and biology
  • Understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and research-based recommendations for Iowa corn and soybean production
  • Provide hands-on experiences with identification of common corn and soybean diseases

Target audience

  • This workshop is open to anyone that wants to learn more about corn and soybean disease management, particularly crop consultants, agronomists or farmers.
  • This qualifies for 6.0 pest management credits for Certified Crop Advisers, subject to board approval.
  • The course is intended for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Instructors

Alison Robertson
associate professor and
Extension crop plant pathologist
(515) 294-6708
alisonr@iastate.edu

Daren Mueller
assistant professor and
Extension crop plant pathologist
(515) 460-8000
dsmuelle@iastate.edu

Curriculum

The workshop is a combination of classroom presentation, discussion and in-field demonstrations and activities. All demonstrations are within short walking distance of the classroom facility. Students should dress appropriately for field activities and changing weather conditions. All demonstrations subject to growing conditions and insect availability.

Time Presentation
8:30 am Registration check-in, morning refreshments
9:00 Disease ID and diagnostic basics – bring in your own diseased plants and we will talk about diagnosing these plants. Additional samples will also be provided.
11:00 Research updates with post-docs and graduate students – What are the current research topics and results?
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 Corn Diseases – walk through the plots and discuss the diseases that are present, when and where to look in the canopy, and appropriate treatment options
2:15 Break
2:30 Soybean diseases - walk through the plots and discuss the diseases that are present, when and where to look in the canopy, and appropriate treatment options
4:00 Clinic adjourns

Registration

Register online.

Cost: $150. Includes workshop materials, publications, lunch and refreshments.

Date: August 24, 2016

Time: check-in begin at 8:30 am. The program starts at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.

Location: FEEL, 1928 240th St, Boone, IA
Printable directions and map.

Deadline: midnight, August 17, 2016
Pre-registration is required to attend.

Cancellation: To cancel your registration please call (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu. Cancellations requesting a refund must be received prior to midnight, August 17, 2016.

Confirmation: registration receipts are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Program contact

Warren Pierson
FEEL Coordinator
(515) 509-8308
wpierson@iastate.edu