Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012 Insect Field Clinic a success

Yesterday, I hosted an all-day clinic for insects at FEEL just west of Ames. I don't think there has been an ISU insect-focused field day in over 15 years. I planned a combination of inside and outside presentations and some hands-on demonstrations. There were even 3 guys from Hawaii attending the meeting! I thought you might like to see some photos of the clinic.

Bob Wright, Professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, came out and helped with a few of the classes. Photo by Adam Sission, ISU IPM Program.

We reviewed identification and management of common corn and soybean pests. Much of the conversation was around corn rootworm. Photo by Adam Sission, ISU IPM Program.

Everyone got a chance to use Bt tissue testing kits for corn rootworm. These tests are an important first step when visiting potential problem fields in Iowa.  Photo by Adam Sission, ISU IPM Program.

The guys from Hawaii really enjoyed their trip to Iowa. They learned a lot about intensive row crop agriculture!  Photo by Adam Sission, ISU IPM Program.

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