SCN and Soybean Aphid Resistance Management Workshop

Managing evolving pests: A workshop providing research-based recommendations for sustainable crop protection.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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


The two most important pests that reduce soybean yield (nematodes and aphids) are evolving, becoming resistant to commonly used pest management tools. This workshop will provide research-based, sustainable pest management recommendations for the control of soybean cyst nematode and soybean aphid. Information provided will include updates on the status of resistant pest populations in Iowa and hands-on demonstrations of sampling and managing both pests.   

Continuing education

  • This workshop is open to anyone that wants to learn more about managing resistance in soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode, particularly crop consultants, agronomists or farmers.
  • This workshop qualifies for 6.5 pest management credits for Certified Crop Advisers, subject to board approval.


Time Presentation
8:30 am Registration check-in, morning refreshments
8:50 Welcome, goals of workshop
9:00 Insect resistance management, including insecticides and host plant resistance
10:00 Update on pyrethroid resistance in the midwest
11:00 Demonstration of scouting and management recommendations
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
  Poster session - view posters on related research projects and results. Poster authors or representatives will be present to answer questions.
1:00 Soybean cyst nematode biology and current status
1:30 Management of soybean cyst nematode with seed treatments
2:15 Break
2:30 Managing soybean cyst nematode with resistant soybean cultivars
3:15 Observe live nematode specimens, tour field plots, and scout for nematodes
4:15 Evaluation - turn in completed evaluations for prizes!
  Workshop adjourns


Erin Hodgson
associate professor and
Extension entomologist
(515) 294-2847

Greg Tylka

professor and
Extension nematologist
(515) 294-3021

Matt O'Neal
associate professor
(515) 294-8622

Kaitlyn Bissonnette

post-doctoral research associate
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
(515) 294-1741


Register online.
Print a form.
Register by mail

Phone registrations are not accepted. Please register online.

Cost: $125. Includes lunch, refreshments and class materials.

Date: August 17, 2017

Time: check-in begins at 8:30 am. The program starts at 8:50 am and concludes at 4:15 pm.

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

Deadline: midnight, August 9, 2017.
Pre-registration is required to attend. Space is limited for this workshop and registration will be closed if capacity is reached.

Cancellation: To cancel your registration please call (515) 294-6429 or email Cancellations requesting a refund must be received prior to midnight, August 9, 2017.

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

Program contact

Warren Pierson
FEEL Coordinator
(515) 509-8308