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Certified Crop Advisors Working Group

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and IPM Institute of North America propose to form a working group to develop continuing-education articles for the ASAs Crops & Soils magazine, with the goal of improving IPM knowledge, skills and abilities of certified crop advisors (CCA) working in agronomic crops in the North Central region. The ASA continues to receive requests for current and cutting-edge IPM information and resources to include in their publication. Our articles will provide information on IPM practices to the magazines readership of 13,000 CCAs, as well as 3,000 additional members of ASA. These resources will improve CCAs ability to assist agricultural producers facing new and emerging pest-management challenges in the North Central Region. Our proposal addresses priorities identified by the North Central IPM Center and National IPM Roadmap by improving information exchange and knowledge sharing of IPM practices through the collaboration of scientific and extension communities; improving the understanding of current IPM issues across disciplines, crops and states; provides education on resistance management in IPM systems; and develop educational resources to reduce potential human health risks from pests and related management strategies. If funded, we will develop four articles and two webinars addressing IPM topics for IPM and resistance management in plant incorporated protectant crops, brown marmorated stink bug management in Midwest corn and soybean production, herbicide resistance management in agronomic-crop systems and new US-EPA worker protection standards which apply to CCAs.

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IPM Institute of North America