Corn Disease Clinic offered Sept 8
By Brent Pringnitz
01 Sep 2011 -
Corn diseases can have a serious impact on crop yield. Understanding the conditions in which these diseases thrive, correct identification of the disease, and knowledge of appropriate treatment measures are important tools to protecting crop yield.
On September 8, Iowa State University Extension is offering a Corn Disease Diagnostics Clinic at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) west of Ames. The clinic will offer a combination of classroom and in-field hands-on activities focused on diagnosing, understanding and managing a wide variety of diseases affecting corn.
Guest instructor Tamra Jackson, University of Nebraska, will be focusing on the arrival of Goss's Wilt in Iowa. ISU extension crop plant pathologist Alison Robertson will discuss stalk, leaf and ear diseases and their diagnosis. Learn about nematodes affecting corn from ISU extension nematologist Greg Tylka. Join these experts for a day of in-field diagnostics and training to broaden your skills in corn disease management.
Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/feel. Pre-registration by midnight September 5 is required to attend this class. Registration is $150 and includes lunch, breaks and class notebook. This program is approved for 5.5 pest management credits for Certified Crop Advisers.
For information about this and other courses offered by ISU Crops Extension and Outreach, please visit www.aep.iastate.edu or call (515) 432-9548.