Getting our research plots in

June 2, 2017 7:57 AM
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This week, we finally got most of our plots in the ground. We've been patiently waiting for soil conditions to improve. This year, I have research in four locations around Iowa: NW Research Farm (Sutherland), Northern Research Farm (Kanawha), NE Research Farm (Nashua), and Johnson/Bruner Research Farms (Ames). We get a lot of help with planting from farm managers and the Tylka Lab (thanks, Greg Gebhart!). This year, most of my projects involve soybean aphid, but I have a couple corn projects as well. These pictures are of Ashley Dean (ISU Agronomy 2017), my newest graduate student planting her soybean project. 

2017 planting soybean

2017 planting soybean


Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated...