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Pest management continues to throw new and management-resistant insects, diseases and weeds at SW MN farms. To address these challenges, pest and resistance management options for soybean aphid and cyst nematode, corn rootworm and borer, and resistant weeds are the focus of Pest Management Field Day on Wednesday, August 9th, at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center.
The field day includes a tour of current research projects at the SWROC. University of Minnesota faculty will be on hand to discuss research projects and pest management problems as well as answer questions. Speakers and topics include: Ken Ostlie, corn rootworms and corn borers; Bruce Potter, soybean aphid management; Seth Naeve, soybean agronomy and soybean cyst nematode, and Jeff Gunsolus, weed management; Aaron Lorenz, breeding soybeans for pest resistance.
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. with the field day beginning at 9:30 p.m. and concluding with a 12:30 p.m. lunch. A voluntary discussion of corn and soybean pest management research priorities will follow lunch. There is no registration fee, but participants are asked to preregister to help accommodate for lunch. Pre-register online here.