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

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Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology 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 pest management (IPM) for field crops. Dr. Hodgson's current extensio...