Hosts Anthony Hanson, Dave Nicholai, and Bill Hutchison at the University of Minnesota alert growers, ag professionals and educators about emerging pest concerns with Minnesota Field Crops, including corn, soybean, small grains and alfalfa. They offer useful, research-based pest management solutions.
Dr. Anthony Hanson, IPM Educator - Field Crops
Dr. Bill Hutchison, Coordinator of the MN IPM Program
Dave Nicolai, Crops Extension Educator & Coordinator of the Extension Institute for Ag Professionals
What's living in your grain bin?
Dr. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist at North Dakota State University, discusses what to keep an eye out for when thinking about pests in or around stored grain. Sanitation and prevention are often the easiest and most cost effective tools due to the difficulty of treating pest issues once they are found.
What are your neighbors doing for pest management?
Liz Stahl, U of M Regional Extension Educator based out of Worthington, discusses what she has learned from the annual IPM Assessment, a survey of growers across the state about their pest management use and concerns. Perceptions on what neighbors are doing can influence grower decisions, though one farmer after seeing this survey data remarked, "Wow, I thought all my neighbors were using fungicide on their corn." Often times, growers are using less pesticide than we might perceive.
Small grains and not so small pest problems
Episode 21. Drs. Jochum Wiersma and Jared Goplen give updates on pest management in small grains in 2021. Recorded May 20, 2021.
Strategic Farming: Soybean cyst nematode, so tough a threat, it warrants a coalition
Dr. Greg Tykla, nematologist with Iowa State University and Dr. Samuel Markell, Extension broadleaf plant pathologist at North Dakota State University discuss soybean cyst nematode and the challenges with managing this pathogen.
Strategic Farming: What's Bugging Your Corn?
Dr. Ken Ostlie and Bruce Potter discuss corn insects and outlooks for 2021. This episode was part of an interactive webinar series, Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops where farmers and other ag. professionals could ask researchers questions they had.
Climate in Minnesota - how it helps and challenges pest management
Episode 18 guest: Dr. Heidi Roop - Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in Climate Science