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Corn and Soybean Field Guide
This 236-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines corn and soybean integrated pest management information 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.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? The guide is also sold in boxed quantities of 25 at a reduced price ($13/copy).
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Corn and Soybean Field Guide (Unit=25)
This 236-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines corn and soybean integrated pest management information 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.

Sold as a box of 25 copies ($13/copy) 

A digital version of the guide is available; see the single copy listing.
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Field Crop Insects
Field Crop Insects contains descriptions and images of more than 50 pest and beneficial insects, as well as information on insect life cycle, crop injury, scouting and management options. There is also information on integrated pest management including scouting, degree days, and a defoliation estimation guide. This guide covers corn, soybean, and alfalfa insect pests.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? Field Crop Insects is also sold in boxed quantities of 25 at a reduced price ($6.00/copy).

Previously known as CSI 14. CSI 0014
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Field Crop Insects (Unit=25)
Field Crop Insects contains descriptions and images of more than 50 pest and beneficial insects, as well as information on insect life cycle, crop injury, scouting and management options. There is also information on integrated pest management including scouting, degree days, and a defoliation estimation guide. This guide covers corn, soybean, and alfalfa insect pests.

Sold as a box of 25 copies ($6.00/copy!)

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

Previously known as CSI 14. CSI 0014
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Nematode Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting soil samples for nematode identification and counts.

This form is for soybean cyst nematode egg counts, nematodes on corn, turfgrass nematodes, nematodes found in vegetable or fruit crop fields, as well as home gardens. Also includes instructions on collecting and shipping plant and soil samples for nematode analysis at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
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National Pest Alert - Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on ticks and tick-borne disease that includes color photos for tick identification. Tick life cycle, basic information about the spread and symptoms of tick-borne disease, and distribution maps of common ticks in the U.S.

Please note when ordering the Publication, you are ordering a pack of 50 copies that are shrink wrapped.
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National Pest Alert - Northern Giant Hornet
This two-page handout on northern giant hornets includes color photos, description, detection information, and lookalike wasp species.
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National Pest Alert - Boxwood Dieback
A two-page handout on boxwood dieback (this is not the same as boxwood blight) that includes color photos, host range, disease epidemiology and management.
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National Pest Alert - Coffee Leaf Rust
A two-page handout on Coffee Leaf Rust that includes color photos, life cycle, management options and basic information about potential impacts to coffee production.
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2021 Summary - Horticulture Research Station
This report contains a summary of the research conducted at the Horticulture Research Station in 2021.

To access reports from past years, visit the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Report archive.
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Guide to moths in Iowa field crops (Unit=25)
Corn, soybean, alfalfa, pastures, and small grains in Iowa are at risk of being infested by caterpillars, such as black cutworm and fall armyworm. Caterpillars are the immature stage of butterflies and moths. Although moths are not pests, monitoring and proper identification is useful to determine scouting information for their offspring.
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National Pest Alert - Asian Longhorned Tick
A two-page handout on the invasive Asian longhorned tick that includes color photos, life cycle, basic information about potential impacts to humans and livestock.
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Watch Me Grow
A series of six lessons for crops and horticulture project areas.

  • Lesson One - Seed Dissection
  • Lesson Two - Growing Experience
  • Lesson Three - Rainbow Plates
  • Lesson Four - Identifying Insect Pests
  • Lesson Five - Compost
  • Lesson Six - Produce to Plate

  • Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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    Lesson Six - PDF
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    Bailey the Bee Coloring Pages
    This coloring book is a fun way for kids to learn more about where their food comes from. It follows Bailey the Bee as he tells us about bees and pollination. Young readers can learn new vocabulary words as they read.
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    Ava Apple Orchard Coloring Pages
    This book is a fun way for kids to learn more about where their food comes from. It follows Ava as she visits the farm and asks the farmer how the apples are grown. As Ava learns about the farm, she sees how pests can damage crops and why it is important to keep crops healthy. Young readers can learn new vocabulary words as they read.
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    Prevention, Detection, and Control of Bed Bugs in the Home
    This publication provides information on preventing bed bugs from entering a home, how to know if a home is infested, and how to eliminate bed bugs if they are found.
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    National Pest Alert - Asian Longhorned Beetle (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on the Asian longhorned beetles that includes color photos, description, damage, environmental impact and how to report a suspect.
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    Be a bug catcher: learn to collect, identify, and preserve insects
    This newly produced booklet is designed as an introduction to collecting, identifying, and preserving insects for youth. Chapters cover insect anatomy and biology, collecting supplies and preservation techniques, a diagnostic key to help with identification, and other information.
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    National Pest Alert - Blueberry Scorch Virus (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on blueberry scorch virus that includes origin, symptoms, biology, and management methods.
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    National Pest Alert - Blueberry Shock Virus (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on blueberry shock virus that includes origin, symptoms, biology, and management methods.
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    National Pest Alert - Bagrada Bug
    A two-page handout on the bagrada bug that includes color photos, host range, potential impact and spread, life cycle, and management information.
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    National Pest Alert - Spotted Wing Drosophila (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on spotted wing drosophila that includes color photos, information on damage, identification and monitoring methods.
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    Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
    This publication answers questions about and offers insecticide options for controlling EAB. It is written for tree care specialists, arborists, and homeowners.
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    Regional Pest Alert - Lobate Lac Scale
    A two-page handout on the lobate lac scale that includes color pictures, host plants, description, symptoms and management recommendations.
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    National Pest Alert - Sugarcane Planthopper (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on the sugarcane planthopper that includes color photos, description, life cycle, plant damage symptoms and natural enemies.
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    National Pest Alert - Grapevine Red Blotch-associated Virus (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on Grapevine red blotch-associated virus which includes color photos, disease symptoms, effects on the fruit, and management guidelines.
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    National Pest Alert - European Cherry Fruit Fly (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on the European cherry fruit fly that includes color photos, identification, life cycle, plant hosts, and how to monitor and manage this pest.
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    National Pest Alert - Spotted Lanternfly (Unit=50)
    A two-page handout on the spotted wing lanternfly which includes color photos, life cycle, identification information, its potential to spread and impact.
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    What's Your Herbicide's Risk Level
    The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined both by how the herbicide is used by the applicator and also by the frequency of resistance mutation in weeds. The more a site of action is relied on, the greater the risk of resistance, regardless of the frequency of resistance.
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    Soybean Aphid Field Guide - 2nd Edition
    A revised, 62-page pocket-sized guide (3-¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists containing information on soybean aphid biology, scouting and integrated pest management for Iowa and other North Central states.

    This guide includes 60 color photos, multiple illustrations and charts, and updated information about soybean aphid.

    Printed copies are a durable, weather-safe format.
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    Management of Insecticide-resistant Soybean Aphids
    An Integrated Pest Management approach can help combat the most significant insect pest of soybean. This publication summarizes the development of insecticide resistance in soybean aphids in the upper Midwest. Learn how to manage insecticide resistance using an IPM approach with this free 4-page PDF available from North Dakota State University.

    Research from faculty at Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University is included in the publication.
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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.

    CROP 3139 CROP3139
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    Seed Treatments for Soybean Cyst Nematode
    Seed treatments for management of plant-parasitic nematodes, including the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), are a relatively new management option. This publication lists and gives some characteristics of the currently available seed treatments for use in managing SCN.
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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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    2016 Summary Report - Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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