Crop Protection Network webinars coming in the spring

February 15, 2021 8:10 PM
Blog Post

Several Crop Protection Network (CPN) webinars are scheduled for this spring. Some of the best minds in agriculture will talk about ways to keep soybeans healthy.

Martin Chilvers, Michigan State University associate professor of plant pathology; Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky extension professor of plant pathology; and Trey Price, LSU AgCenter associate professor of plant pathology will give talks in February, March and April.

“These webinars are coming out at a great time for crop consultants and farmers to get this information,” said Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky plant pathology professor and co-director of CPN. “People all over North America will get a chance to hear from experts on the latest research on managing soybean diseases.”

These free webinars are scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern and 1 p.m. Central time. CPN will host the webinars through the Southern Region IPM Center. Pre-registration for each webinar is required.

On February 23 Chilvers will deliver an update on soybean seedling disease research and management.

On March 16 Price will provide information about an important new soybean disease, called soybean taproot decline.

On April 6 Bradley will present his webinar titled Resistance is Futile: The Latest on Fungicide Resistance in Soybean Pathogens.

These webinars are made possible by U.S. soybean farmers funded through the soy checkoff. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits will be available for each webinar.

“We’ve been planning this for a while and we’re really excited to see it come together,” said Daren Mueller, extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University and co-director of CPN. “I know I’ll be tuned in.”

CPN is a multi-state and international partnership of university and provincial Extension specialists, and public and private professionals that provides unbiased, research-based information. CPN’s goal is to communicate relevant information to farmers and agricultural personnel to help with decisions related to protecting field crops. More crop protection resources are available at


Daren Mueller Professor

Daren Mueller is an associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University. He is also the coordinator of the Iowa State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Daren received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and his master's degree a...