Pest management topics

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  • 13. IPM 101: The pest management skills game show (1.0 PM)

    Erin Hodgson, associate professor and Extension entomologist, Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Laura Jesse Iles, director, and Ed Zaworski, diagnostician, Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
    Join the presenters for a fun, fast-paced quiz session on important weed, insect, and disease topics from 2018 and coming up for 2019! This session will move quickly, so be prepared to test your skills and win a prize for the most pest knowledge!
    Session D - Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session E - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • 14. Agricultural sustainability and Integrated Pest Management (1.0 PM)

    Marty Adkins, assistant state conservationist, USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, IA
    A rapidly growing world population and changing consumer expectations will place ever-increasing demands on Agriculture in this century and beyond. Protecting and improving soil, water and other resources (including crop protection tools) is imperative. IPM has a vital role in protecting crops, natural resources, and crop protection technologies.
    Session J - Thursday, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    Session K - Thursday, 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 15. Fly in the ointment: Soybean gall midge (1.0 PM)

    Erin Hodgson, associate professor and Extension entomologist, Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    A widespread outbreak of a new soybean pest emerged in 2018. Soybean gall midge is a stem-boring insect that causes injured plants to break off near the soil line. I will summarize what we know so far and expectations for 2019.
    Session L - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session N - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  • 16. Insect resistance to Bt crops (1.0 PM)

    Brad Coates, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, Ames, IA
    An increasing number of pest insects have been causing significant levels of damage to corn hybrids that express Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins across the United States, including Iowa. Could this be an indication of what is in store for the future of pest insect management? Come learn more about mechanisms of Bt resistance, insect resistance management strategies, and potential challenges in store for pest control.
    Session H - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
    Session I - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • 17. An overview of tar spot in corn: From Latin America to the Midwest (1.0 PM)

    Nathan Kleczewski, research assistant professor and Extension field crops plant pathology specialist, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    This talk will go over general information about tar spot in corn and it's history and impact in Latin America. This information will be extended to examine the current status of tar spot in the Midwest and our current understanding of the disease, as well as knowledge gaps and ongoing research projects.
    Session H - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
    Session I - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
  • 18. The battle against Pythium seedling diseases in corn (1.0 PM)

    Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension Field Agronomist , Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Washington, IA; Alison Roberston, Extension Plant Pathologist, Iowa State University
    Pythium spp. are one of the major pathogens known to cause seedling diseases in corn in Iowa. Efforts are being made to gain a greater understanding of Pythium spp. and what management options are most effective against them, including different fungicide seed treatments. This session will provide a brief background on corn seedling diseases and an overview of research being conducted looking at fungicide seed treatments and their efficacy against Pythium spp.
    Session J - Thursday, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    Session K - Thursday, 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 19. What's new with corn disease? (1.0 PM)

    Alison Robertson, professor and Extension crop plant pathologist, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    This presentation will review recently published research in corn pathology pertinent to Iowa and the surrounding states. New products, and efficacy data will also be shared.
    Session A - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Session C - Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • 20. Update on soybean diseases - 2018 (1.0 PM)

    Daren Mueller, associate professor and Extension crop plant pathologist, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    The 2018 season was a moderately quiet year for soybean diseases, but with the late season's rains a few diseases did pop up. This presentation will highlight the diseases seen in 2018 and cover updates in soybean disease biology and management.
    Session L - Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session M - Thursday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • 21. Weed science potpourri (1.0 PM)

    Bob Hartzler, professor and Extension weed scientist, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    Weed management continually evolves as new products are introduced, labels change, new weed species move into an area, or current species adapt. This session will provide an overview of significant happenings in the weed world during 2018.
    Session D - Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Session E - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • 22. Herbicide-resistant weeds and community-based management approaches: Likelihood of success in Iowa (1.0 PM)

    Mike Owen, University Professor Emeritus, Agronomy, Iowa State University , Ames, IA
    The results of a national research program investigating community-based herbicide-resistant weed management will be reported. How farmers are likely to respond to managing herbicide-resistant weeds through collaborative community effort and the potential for success will be addressed. The importance of considering weed management over landscapes will be reported.
    Session F - Wednesday, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Session G - Wednesday, 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 23. Harvest weed seed control and other new tactics (1.0 PM)

    Bob Hartzler, professor and Extension weed scientist, Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    As herbicide resistant weeds continue to increase, new control tactics are essential. Harvest weed seed control (HWSC) is designed to reduce the return of weed seed to the field during harvest. This session will review the different approaches to HWSC and their effectiveness in our cropping systems. Other new approaches to relieve the pressure on herbicides will also be reviewed.
    Session J - Thursday, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    Session K - Thursday, 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 24. Effects of seed treatments on SCN in laboratory and field experiments (1.0 PM)

    Gregory Tylka, professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    Nematode-protectant seed treatments are a new option for managing the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Laboratory research has been conducted at Iowa State University to understand how the seed treatments affect specific aspects of the biology of SCN. Also, many experiments have been conducted over the past few years throughout Iowa to assess effects of the seed treatments in the field. Results of both laboratory and field experiments will be presented and discussed in this session.
    Session A - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Session C - Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM