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Ecology and management of European corn borer in Iowa field corn
European corn borer has been a significant pest of Iowa field corn since the 1940s. This publication discusses the European corn borer life cycle, injury caused to corn and management options with a focus on Iowa field corn production.

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Fungicide Classification
Repeated use of fungicides with the same mode of action can result in the selection of fungicide-resistant strains of plant pathogens.
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Corn and Soybean Field Guide Web Book
Engage the crop scouting with expertly narrated videos, slide shows, interactive graphs, simulations, visual quizzes and more. This interactive textbook provides a guided learning experience and allows for self paced inquiry and discovery. Crop scouting is an important part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Scouting crops helps us to understand what is going on in our fields right now and helps us better understand future issues that may arise. Scouting helps us identify problems such as disease, pest insects, weeds, and other issues; identifying these issues is the first step in implementing management.

This web book is available from Bleep Blorp Books.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2016 Summary Report
Survey results for the 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll discuss conservation practice use, changes in farming practices and strategies and monarch butterfly conservation. Information sources farmers trust is also examined.
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2017 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production
This publication provides information on product and management updates, the role of preemergence herbicides in glyphosate resistant crops, corn and soybean herbicide effectiveness ratings, herbicide package mixes, and herbicide site of action and injury symptoms.

Updated annually.
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Hail on Corn in Iowa
This publication shows how to obtain an estimate of the potential yield loss from hail injury to corn. It describes the methods used to quantify injury and stand loss, as well as corn growth stages, which are an important part of the yield loss estimation process. Information on fungicide use on hail-injured crops, replanting severely injured stands, and weed management after hail are also included. CSI

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Corn and soybean Field Guide
This revised, 158-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines the Corn Field Guide and Soybean Field Guide in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, and crop scouts.

Newly updated text and images provide the tools for identifying insects, diseases, and disorders of corn and soybean in the Midwest. The guide also contains information on developmental stages, pesticide decisions, and other production-related topics. This publication is constructed of durable, weather-safe materials to withstand regular use in the field.

It is produced and distributed in partnership between the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension and Outreach.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? The Corn and soybean Field Guide is sold in boxed quantities of 25 at a reduced price ($10/copy). CSI

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Corn and soybean Field Guide (Unit=25)
This revised, 158-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines the Corn Field Guide and Soybean Field Guide in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, and crop scouts.

Newly updated text and images provide the tools for identifying insects, diseases, and disorders of corn and soybean in the Midwest. The guide also contains information on developmental stages, pesticide decisions, and other production-related topics. This publication is constructed of durable, weather-safe materials to withstand regular use in the field.

It is produced and distributed in partnership between the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension and Outreach.

Sold as a box of 25 copies ($10/copy) 


A digital version of the guide is available; see single copy listing below.  CSI

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Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in Iowa
Ticks can be found across the state of Iowa and are active from March through November. This publication discusses the three most common type of ticks in the state while also providing information on preventing Lyme disease and removing attached ticks.
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Scale Insects on Ornamental Landscape Plants
Scale insects are tiny insects that can cause large problems for landscape plants. Despite their small size they can weaken and even kill ornamental plants. This publication provides information on identifying these insects and steps that can be taken to remove them from plants through biological, mechanical and chemical means.

Previously known as IC 0415
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Sudden Death Syndrome
This publication examines the symptoms and signs of sudden death syndrome in soybean, describes how sudden death syndrome differs from several other diseases that may look like it, provides other scouting information, and management recommendations.

The publication was developed by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Social Wasps and Bees in the Upper Midwest
Are you interested in having more bees in your garden? Are wasps buzzing around your pop can? Learn about their life cycles, what they feed on, and where they nest. The behavior and biology of the most commonly encountered wasps and bees in Iowa are described in this resource available from our partners at University of Minnesota Extension.

This resource was a joint project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and University of Minnesota Extension.
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Insect Pests of Stored Foods
Opening the flour container to find beetles crawling around the top is never a pleasant experience, but there is no need to panic. The most common pests we find in our kitchen and pantries and what we can do to manage them if they infest our food are described.

This resource was a joint project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and University of Minnesota Extension.

To access this resource visit the University of Minnesota Extension website.
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Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus
This publication examines the symptoms of soybean vein necrosis virus (SVNV), describes how SVNV differs from several other plant problems that may look like SVNV, and provides other scouting information. The publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardens and Landscapes
Identifying and encouraging naturally occurring predators and parasites is a useful gardening skill. This fact sheet describes 10 beneficial insects and also offers other tips for preventing insect and disease problems.
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Corn & Soybean Management: Insects and Diseases Series CD
This CD contains full versions of selected Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) learning modules in the Pest Management and Crop Management areas. You will have full access to all materials except the final CEU exam.

Exam access may be obtained from the CAI website.

Additional courses are available from CAI, and new courses are continually being developed.

Visit the Crop Adviser Institute at www.cai.iastate.edu
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Prevention, Detection, and Control of Bed Bugs in the Home - Iowa IPM Notes
Bug bugs are embarrassing and annoying.
This fact sheet answers common questions related to preventing, detecting and controlling bed bugs in the home.
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Speed Scouting for Soybean Aphid
The Speed Scouting for Soybean Aphid card is a tool for soybean growers to monitor soybean aphid populations in fields using the Speed Scouting technique. The card has both instructions for the Speed Scouting process and a worksheet for recording soybean aphid field observations. Observations are then used to determine if treatment is needed. The Speed Scouting card is a collaborative effort of ISU Extension Specialists and the Iowa Soybean Association.

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Stink Bugs of the Midwest
This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in lawns, landscapes and field crops.
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 25)

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This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in lawns, landscapes and field crops.
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 100)

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This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in lawns, landscapes and field crops.
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Got Plant or Insect Problems?
The ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic helps Iowans diagnose and manage plant diseases, weeds, and insects in fields and around your home. Here's an introduction to the clinic.
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Soybean Aphid Field Guide
A revised, 52-page pocket-sized guide (3-¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists containing soybean aphid biology, scouting and management information for Iowa. Includes color photos and printed in a durable, weather-safe format.

Produced and distributed in partnership between the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Corn and Soybean Initiative and the Iowa Soybean Association.
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Nutrient Deficiencies and Application Injuries in Field Crops -- Integrated Pest Management
Color photos and descriptions aid in identifying nutrient deficiencies and injury due to fertilizer in order to accurately diagnose symptoms for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and winter wheat.

More information and photos are available at the ISU Soil Fertility Home Page
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Organic Apple Production in Iowa
New and experienced organic apple growers will find recommendations in this guide for managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds.

Tips about marketing opportunities also are included.
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A Targeted Conservation Approach for Improving Environmental Quality
Find out how targeted conservation practices can have the most impact on environmental quality while causing only a small change in overall agricultural production. Environmental benefits are discussed related to clean air and water, productive soils, diverse wildlife and plant habitat, and biological controls for crop protection.
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Weeds to Watch -- New Weed Threats for Corn and Soybean Fields
Use the colorful pictures and descriptive information found on this poster to identify weed threats for corn and soybean fields.
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Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge to Guide Scouting and Control flyer
This flyer provides information on when weeds begin to emerge in order to help determine the appropriate time to scout fields and implement control tactics.
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Stalk Borer Ecology and Pest Management Options in Corn and Soybean
Stalk borers can heavily infest crops that are adjacent to grass terraces, fence lines, or grass waterways and cornfields. Cultural and chemical management techniques are discussed.
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Scouting for Soybean Cyst Nematode (mini poster)
For effective Soybean Cyst Nematode management, scout fields before symptoms appear. This 8 X 11 inch mini poster will provide necessary steps.
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Crop Consulting in Iowa: A Survey of Farmer Users and Nonusers - Summary of a 1994 Survey
The differences existing between those who use crop consulting services and their neighbors who do not, reveal several benefits gained from crop consultants. Survey done in 1994 by Iowa State University Extension’s Pesticide Impact Assessment and Integrated Pest Management programs.
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