I have just got back from the ISU Southeast Research Farm near Crawfordsville.  I was assessing my Cardinal fungicide trial.  With all the reports of northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) in SE IA I decided it was probably worth the drive to get some "disease at VT" data. 

The crop in the...

Plant Diseases

Erin Hodgson
July 14, 2015 1:46 PM

Every summer since 2001, Iowa farmers have to think about soybean aphid. Well, I hope you are thinking about our primary soybean insect pest! 

Aphids have been detected throughout the northern counties this year, and some are asking if it will be a "bad" aphid year. I have to say it's too...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites

Erin Hodgson
July 13, 2015 12:23 PM

Last summer, I posted an ICM News article about how scouting for alfalfa weevils in southern Iowa. It doesn't take too many accumulated degree days for them to start moving around and laying eggs. If you grow or scout...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites