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Back together again!

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Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
6
Episode: 
9
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Today, Matt is back from vacation and talks with Erin about the latest insect activity in Iowa. Soybean aphids can be found in northern Iowa, but at very low numbers. Japanese beetles are feeding in corn and soybean in central counties, and a mixture of caterpillars are feeding in soybean. 

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Gosh, it's hot

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
7
Episode: 
20
Description: 

It's unusually warm this February episode. Like Bugs Bunny cartoon said - Gosh, it's hot! Matt and Erin talk about accumulating degree days for the state so far in 2017. Northern counties have accumulated between 16-22 degree days, while southern counties have accumulated 50-53 degree days. Erin uses the ISU Agronomy Mesonet to estimate temperatures. Matt also shared that the Toth Lab is noticed honey bee foraging already this year. There may not be much to feed on right now, which is concerning to beekeepers. Matt also shared some information on pyramided host plant resistance options for farmers in Iowa. Finally, Erin encouraged new agronomists to attend the Crop Scout School in Ames on March 25. 

 

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Time: 
00:03:09
Title: 
2017 degree day update
Time: 
00:06:00
Title: 
Honey bee activity update

Dr. Adam G Dolezal

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Alumni
Postdoc Research Associate
Area of Expertise: 
Insect Physiology, Insect Behavior, Honey bee biology

Who lives in an insect coffin?

Show: 
Soybean Pest Podcast
Season: 
8
Episode: 
14
Description: 

Today, Matt and Erin take a major detour and talk about an art exhibit that features fantasy coffins. Matt visited with Eric Anang, an artist-in-residence at the University of Iowa. Erik's family is from Ghana and they have a tradition of building fantasy coffins designed to reflect unique personalities. He recently was interested in the decline of insects, particularly lightening bugs, in his native area and that sparked the idea for this exhibit. You can see the exhibit at the Blackbox Memorial Theater at U of I now and can hear Matt give a seminar on October 26. 

Eric Anang with honey bee coffin

honey bee coffin

 

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Eric Anang with honey bee coffin
honey bee coffin
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