SDSU Extension will host the IPM Winter Short Course on March 15, 2016 at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
This one day-packed hands-on IPM short course will feature:
Diseases: common field crops diseases identification and pathogen biology (specimens will be provided), SCN biology (soybean plants with cysts will be available for participants to have hands-on experience differentiating between SCN cysts and root nodules), fungicide timing and efficacy and strategies and tactics for effective and sustainable plant disease management.
Entomology: how integrated pest management approach that employs cultural and chemical strategies to address pest issues can be used in both corn and soybean production, pests including the northern and western corn rootworms for corn, soybean aphids for soybean and several other sporadic pests that can affect corn or soybean, specific attention will be given to scouting and sampling plans for each major and minor pest
Weeds: weed seedling ID, the do’s and don’ts in the field, nozzle sizes/types and how you can avoid having a different nozzle for each product you spray
Soil fertility: soil health indicators and how to assess them
Climate: the role of climate changes in influencing crop performance, pests, and diseases
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Certified Crop Advisors will be provided.
– See more at: http://igrow.org/events/ipm-winter-short-course/#sthash.GcSEEwfi.dpuf