Presenter Information

Evan Sivesind, Iowa State University

Start Date

1-12-2017 12:00 AM

Description

Pest resistance to chemical, genetic, and agronomic management practices is a widespread and increasing problem in Iowa. Evolution of pest resistance to current management technologies is occurring at a faster rate than new technologies are being developed. Though many resistance management practices (RMPs) are well described and validated, their adoption has been slow. This project aims to bridge the gap between knowledge and adoption by engaging all sectors of Iowa agriculture utilizing a community-based approach, a tactical imperative when dealing with mobile pests that cross field boundaries. By increasing adoption of RMPs, valuable pest management tools will be preserved and long-term farm profitability will be protected.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan: A community-based approach to address pest resistance in Iowa

Pest resistance to chemical, genetic, and agronomic management practices is a widespread and increasing problem in Iowa. Evolution of pest resistance to current management technologies is occurring at a faster rate than new technologies are being developed. Though many resistance management practices (RMPs) are well described and validated, their adoption has been slow. This project aims to bridge the gap between knowledge and adoption by engaging all sectors of Iowa agriculture utilizing a community-based approach, a tactical imperative when dealing with mobile pests that cross field boundaries. By increasing adoption of RMPs, valuable pest management tools will be preserved and long-term farm profitability will be protected.