Erin breaks it down for us, describing the increasing the number of pest species attacking soybeans in Iowa. This includes, but not limited to, aflafla caterpillar, soyean gall midge, soybean aphids and why not, Japanese beetles. Matt shares a mythological inspired FIT.
Erin will be at "Essential Row Crop Managment Summer 2020" Webinar series. This is a joint venture between University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, starts next week. This series of short, timely, and topic-specific webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties will be held from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. on July 14, 16, 21, and 23.
To continue reading, view page: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/07/join-us-for-essential-row-crop.html
Matt will be featured in a webinar sponsored by the Liberty Prairie Foundation's summer lecturer series: https://libertyprairiefoundation.salsalabs.org/PrairieStripsBenefitPolli...
Stay safe out there!
Erin and Matt make it back for a second episode. There is a lot of soybean aphid talk in this episode, maybe, maybe too much talk. For a summary of some of that talk, check out this link (https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/ashley-dean-erin-hodgson/first-...).
If you get through the first 15 minutes and are still awake there is another 12 minutes about the following:
- Pea aphids on alfalfa in northern Iowa, may be insecticide resistant.
- Japanese beetle adults have emerged, look to them feeding on corn and soybean. Erin notes that the defoliation on younger soybeans is not 'more bad' than defoliation on older soybeans, it just looks worse because the beans are so small.
- Outside of crop pests, Erin shares a finding of 'kissing bugs' in Nebraska. This is a vector of Chagas disease, which can be lethal. https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Kissing-Bugs-and-Chagas-Disease-Parasite-Detec...
- Matt gives Erin a FIT that involves this picture (what is the insect, listen to the podcast to find out).
- Erin is doing field days throughout the northern part of the state and at FEEL in central Iowa. Check her twitter account for details.
- Matt and many others are sharing their interests, research some swag at the Pollinator Fest at Reiman gardens: https://www.reimangardens.com/event/pollinator-fest-7/