Date(s) - Wed, Sep 05
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The University of Minnesota Extension and IPM program are sponsoring an Ag Professional and Grower Insect and Disease Workshop. Agricultural professionals and growers are invited to the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center for a tour of the latest in agricultural research. University of Minnesota Extension specialists will lead a guided tour of the Research Center’s test plots, presenting their research on crop diseases, insect pests, and crop management. The tour will stop for a picnic lunch at the nearby Whitetail Woods Regional Park.
The Field Day will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center located at 16975 Arkansas Avenue in Rosemount.
Soybean Aphid Research and Management
- Dr. Bob Koch, University of Minnesota Extension Entomologist, will provide an overview of soybean aphid management. This presentation will focus on soybean aphid and the Japanese beetle in soybean.
Corn and Soybean Diseases
- Dr. Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist, will provide an update on soybean (White Mold, SDS) and corn (leaf, Goss’s wilt, bacterial leaf streak) diseases through discussion and visits to field research plots.
Corn Rootworm Research and Management Strategies for 2018 and Beyond
- Dr. Ken Ostlie and Edwin Benkert will provide an update on corn rootworm status and management strategies as we visit field research plots on transgenic Bt corn and soil insecticide performance.
Registration begins with coffee and donuts at 8:30 am, and bus leaves promptly at 9:00 am.
The registration fee is $25 per person, includes lunch and program materials, payable at the door but pre-registration is required at http://z.umn.edu/insectdisease or contact Larisa Jenrich at 651-480-7732 or [email protected].