Sign Up Now for the Early Season Crop Disease Workshop

May 17, 2013

By Alison Robertson, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

This year, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering an Early Season Crop Disease Workshop at the ISU Field Extension and Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Boone.  This full day workshop will be held on Thursday, June 6 and will cover diagnosis of early corn and soybean diseases, the biology of seedling pathogens and their management.

The goals of the workshop are to improve disease diagnostic skills and enhance participants’ knowledge of the biology of pathogens that cause early season diseases. The workshop includes hands-on activities in both the classroom and field and interactive presentations. Speakers include Alison Robertson, Daren Mueller, Greg Tylka and Margaret Ellis form the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology.

A full agenda is available at  Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 3 at midnight.  Class enrollment is limited to 25. A total of 6.0 pest management credits for certified crop advisors are available.

Registration can be completed online with a credit card (Discover, MasterCard or VISA only) at For more information, call 515-294-6429 or email


Alison Robertson is an associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology with extension and research responsibilities; contact her at or phone 515-294-6708.

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