Ashley Dean, Education Extension Specialist from Iowa State University, will share, “Creating a Regional Trapping Network for Corn Rootworm Adults,” at the next Pests and Progress Webinar on Wednesday, August 17, at 1:30 pm ET (12:30 pm CT).
Corn rootworm is a serious economic pest of corn throughout the North Central region, and this pest can be persistent, especially in areas with continuous corn production. Management continues to be challenging as corn rootworms readily adapt to limited management strategies.
In 2021, a network was established that included university, industry, and government personnel from 12 states and 5 provinces to provide a unified message about corn rootworm management and to develop a shared protocol for monitoring corn rootworm adults across our wide geography. The goals of the trapping network are to increase scouting efforts in corn, understand changes across years, and identify any trends across the region. This trapping effort is ongoing. Join this webinar to hear highlights from the 2021 trapping network and to learn how to get involved.
Please register to receive the link to this free online presentation.
The July Pests and Progress Webinar featured Philip Rozeboom from South Dakota State University. Rozeboom shared, “South Dakota Integrated Pest Management Program Highlights,” and the recording is available on the North Central IPM Center YouTube Channel.