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Integrated Pest Management Updates Webinar Series

This new monthly series will begin with IPM basics, as well as present regional pest management outlooks and scouting recommendations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management CEU per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$180.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$288.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Early Season Weed ID
Weed and Insect Scouting Update
Biocontrols
The Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari: A New Invasive Aphid Pest of Sorghum in the United States
Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus - A Persistent Threat to Wheat
Integrated Arthropod Management on Hops
Integrated Pest Management of Pests and Diseases of Potato and Tomato Production Systems

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Class cost: $ 288.00

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Early Season Weed ID

Principles of integrated weed management beyond herbicides and early-season weed scouting and identification in corn and soybeans, and responses to your questions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST: 1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker: 
Robert N. Klein
Western Nebraska Crops Specialist
University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center

Speaker Information: 
Robert N. Klein is the Western Nebraska Crops Specialist at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte, Nebraska. His work includes both dryland and irrigated crop production of wheat, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, dry beans and sunflowers using herbicides and limited tillage to conserve soil water, soil, energy and labor. Precision application of herbicides is of major importance to this program to improve pesticide efficacy and manage spray drift. He conducted the Crop Variety Testing Program in the West Central District. Under his leadership, the program was mechanized using state of the art technology. He served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Agronomy. Klein's awards include the USDA Distinguished Service Award and being elected to the Nebraska Agricultural Hall of Fame.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

Self-Paced

CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Weed and Insect Scouting Update

Erin Hodgson will briefly review how to sample insects in field crops, using IPM and the importance of treatment thresholds. She will also talk about the short-term forecast for insect activity in the north-central region.

Dr. Anita Dille will discuss links between “critical period of weed control” and “economic weed thresholds” for making POST weed control decisions.  Now that the crops have been planted and growing, weed scouting is done to determine if in-crop weed control is needed.  Timing of weed scouting can be based on the ecological principles determined by the critical period of weed control for a given crop.  Based on what is found during that scouting event, an economic assessment based on weed thresholds can be used to justify the next weed control practice implemented.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Erin Hodgson
Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist
Iowa State University

Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009. She is an Associate Professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybean. She has a general background in integrated pest management for field crops. Erin’s current extension and research programs are focused on improving corn and soybean production by using IPM tactics to protect yield and increase overall farmer profits. Among other projects, she oversees insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, Japanese beetle, and aphids in corn. Erin also helps manage emerging field crop pests and new invasive species.

Dr. Anita Dille
Professor of Weed Ecology
Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University

Dr. Anita Dille is a Professor of Weed Ecology in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University.  She has been in Manhattan, KS for 15 years teaching Weed Science and Integrated Weed Management courses for undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture, as well as conducting research in the area of weed ecology including impacts of important weed species such as kochia, Palmer amaranth, and shattercane on grain sorghum, corn, and soybean crops in Kansas.

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$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Biocontrols

The webinar will address the process for making fungicide spray decisions, and western corn rootworm Bt resistance and management.

‘Plant health’ applications of fungicides in the absence of disease may not be a good idea. Scouting is an important prelude to making fungicide spray decisions and understanding the ‘disease triangle’ can help with those decisions.

Recently, western corn rootworms have developed resistance to two (Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A) of the four Bt proteins targeted at this important insect pest in some areas of the Corn Belt. In response, corn producers in some of these areas have begun to increase their use of planting-time soil insecticides along with Bt rootworm hybrids. Integrating multiple management tactics and developing a long term IPM program is important for a more sustainable approach with this key economic pest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Michael E. Gray
Professor & Assistant Dean ANR Extension
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

Dr. Michael E. Gray is a native of southwestern, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1977 with a BA in biology and MS and PhD degrees in entomology from Iowa State University in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Following the completion of his PhD, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. In March of 1988, he began his extension/research entomology career at the University of Illinois. His research and extension interests have revolved around the management of the western corn rootworm, especially its adaptation to crop rotation and more recently to Bt corn. Mike is frequently invited to discuss integrated pest management (IPM) issues on national and regional levels related to corn and soybean insect management. From 2008 through 2013, Mike served as a program leader in the Energy and BioSciences (EBI) Institute at the University of Illinois. His EBI team focused on discovering pests that influence the biomass production of perennial grasses such as switchgrass and Miscanthus that may be used as feedstocks for biofuels. In 2008, it was Mike’s honor to serve as President of the Entomological Society of America, the largest professional society of entomologists in the world. He currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences and as Assistant Dean for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program, College of ACES, University of Illinois.

Dr. Douglas Jardine
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University

Dr. Doug Jardine was raised on a commercial vegetable farm in southeast Michigan. He obtained a B.S. and M.S. degree in Horticulture and a Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology, all from Michigan State University. Between his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, he worked for nearly five years as a county Extension agent for the Michigan Extension Service. Immediately following graduation in 1985, he joined the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University as an assistant professor and an Extension Specialist for row crop pathology. His appointment is 90% Extension and 10% research. His primary crop responsibilities are soybeans, corn, grain sorghum and sunflowers. He specializes in diagnosis and management of row crop diseases. His research has centered on seedling disease management through the use of seed treatment fungicides and he has participated in several soybean cyst nematode projects.

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$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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IPM for Winegrapes

This webinar will will cover briefly all major areas of wine grape IPM, and focus on disease, weed control and nutrition.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Fred L Strauss
Branch Manager
Crop Production Services

Fred Strauss is a California state registered Pest Control Advisor since 1974 and a Nationally Certified Crop Advisor.  He was elected President of CAPCA in 1988 and re-elected in 1989.  He helped start the Plant Doctor program and was a founding Board member of the Stanley W. Strew Educational Trust.  Fred was selected Crop Consultant of the Year for California in 1991 and was inducted into the National Crop Professional Hall of Fame a year later.  He has served on various state and national ag committees over the years and is currently on the California Certified Crop Advisor Board. He is the Branch Manager at Crop Production Services,  Vernalis, Calif.

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$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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The Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari: A New Invasive Aphid Pest of Sorghum in the United States

In 2013, the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, was discovered damaging sorghum near Beaumont, TX. The aphid was confirmed on sorghum from 30 counties in LA and TX, and one county each in OK and MS by the end of the 2013 sorghum-production season. In 2014, the aphid expanded its range to 12 states and more than 300 counties. In the current year, the aphid continues to spread in range. The sugarcane aphid is a semi-tropical species that requires a living host to overwinter. The aphid has a short life-cycle and tremendous reproductive capacity. Sorghum yield loss occurs when large sugarcane aphid populations remove plant sap and honeydew accumulations interfere with harvest. This presentation will provide information on sugarcane aphid identification using key morphological characteristics important to separate the aphid from others frequently found on sorghum. Participants will gain knowledge of sugarcane aphid biology and damage to sorghum. Topics also will include important IPM practices to manage the aphid such as economic thresholds, biological control, plant resistance, and insecticide evaluations.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Robert Bowling, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist Texas A&M Agrilife
Research and Extension Center Corpus Christi

Dr. Robert Bowling first joined the Department and Extension in 2000 as an Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management at Dumas, Texas. While he was at Dumas, he cooperated with area consultants, producers and other agricultural professionals to help mitigate pest outbreaks, organized research and demonstration programs and identified insects. Bowling also was a field agronomist for Pioneer Hi-Bred International from 2005 until 2014. As field agronomist, he served a four-state region that included the Texas High Plains, New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and the Oklahoma Panhandle. During the time he was at Pioneer, Bowling was responsible for diagnosing field production issues in corn and sorghum and providing outreach programs for various audiences that covered advances in corn technologies and training the company’s sales force on topics such as agronomic characteristics of corn and sorghum hybrids, proper placement of corn hybrids, and diagnosing field production issues. He also provided computer support to sales reps and account managers and assisted account managers with building educational presentations and articles relating to potential agronomic issues for crop advisors. Bowling has received numerous awards, including the Pioneer Leader of Distinction and Circle of Excellence Awards, the Texas Pest Management Association’s Excellence in IPM Programming Award in 2004, and First place in Texas State Extension for Research and Result Demonstration Handbook in 2001. Bowling received his Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from West Texas State University and his Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from Kansas State University.

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$40.00 Non-members

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CEUs

Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus: A Persistent Threat to Wheat

Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) was first observed in the Midwestern United States in 1919, and described by H.H. McKinney in 1937. Since that time, the wheat curl mite vector and WSMV are considered endemic to wheat production in the Great Plains, and the disease has spread to other countries including Australia and Argentina. Cultural methods of management are the only effective controls including eliminating the green bridge and the use of resistant varieties. With the discovery of two new WCM-transmitted viruses, Triticum mosaic virus and Wheat mosaic virus (formerly High Plains virus), management has become even more challenging. A regional team of research, extension, education and evaluation specialists is currently working on developing a risk model for mite-transmitted cereal viruses to add more tools to the toolbox of management. In this seminar we will present some recent research efforts and discuss why this disease defies management for both scientific and sociological reasons.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Mary Burrows
Extension Plant Pathology Specialist
Montana State University

Dr. Mary Burrows obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did a post-doc at the USDA-ARS at Cornell University. She started her position as the Extension Plant Pathology Specialist at Montana State University in August of 2006. Her extension and research activities focus on crops including wheat and pulses. She also directs the Schutter Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, the Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory, serves as the Integrated Pest Management coordinator for Montana, and has an active applied research program.

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$40.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Integrated Arthropod Management on Hops

Washington State University Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology Doug Walsh will be detailing the integrated pest management (IPM) strategies currently recommended on hops. Acreage of hops has increased dramatically in response to increased demand associated with the revolution in American craft brewing. Regional craft brewers seek local sources of hops and hop plantings are being established in nontraditional hop growing areas and hop plantings are also being re-established in areas that production had moved away from in the past. Doug will be highlighting the 3rd Edition of the Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops that will be available for distribution in early December, 2015. This 3rd edition of the hop IPM handbook is expanding its scope and now addresses pests on a national level rather than being specific to the Pacific Northwest. Doug will also detail the results of several recent studies on hops. One study documents that even under high-hopping regimes common in the brewing of India pale ales that hops contribute little to the pesticide load in beer. Doug will also touch on the work he and his colleagues at Washington State University are conducting on identifying molecular markers for acaricide resistance in spider mite populations that infest hops in Washington State.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Douglas B. Walsh
Professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology
Washington State University

Dr. Douglas B. Walsh received his BS in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1985 and his PhD in entomology from the University of California, Davis in 1998. Doug is a professor of entomology at Washington State University. Doug is the research director of the Environmental and Agricultural Entomology Laboratory located at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Washington. Doug is the extension integrated pest management coordinator for Washington State and the Washington state liaison representative to the USDA IR-4 Program. Doug has an extensive and varied IPM research and extension program, assisting regionally important commodities including hops, alfalfa, grapes, and mint. Doug’s efforts in IPM have resulted in the reduction of over 100,000 pounds of insecticide use in the Pacific Northwest annually. Doug serves on various advisory boards including the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance, Salmon Safe, and LIVE (low input viticulture and enology) programs. Doug is currently serving on the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America.

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$40.00 Non-members

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Integrated Pest Management of Pests and Diseases of Potato and Tomato Production Systems

This presentation will help consultants with identification and management of the major pests and diseases of potato and tomato that occur in the arid production regions of the western US. We will give an overview of integrated pest management, and then talk about the key insect pests and diseases and discuss an IPM approach to pest control for these particular pests.  The information presented should allow the practitioner to improve their management programs.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Silvia I. Rondon
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Department of Crop and Soil Science
Oregon State University

Dr. Rondon received her BA and MS in Entomology at the Agraria University in Lima, Peru. She received her PhD in 2001 in Crop Science (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she worked on the influence of different cropping systems on the population dynamics of a main corn pest, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte). In 2002, Dr. Rondon worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In Florida, her responsibility was to develop an IPM program for field and greenhouse strawberry to reduce insecticide use. Rondon joined OSU in 2005, and since 2011, Rondon is an Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist in Irrigated Crops at HAREC in Hermiston, Oregon. Since her arrival at OSU, Dr. Rondon has developed a strong research/extension program bringing over $17 million USD to support her program. Her area of expertise is pest management, insect ecology, insect movement, and biological control. Her works involves various crops such as potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tree fruits and other high value vegetables, both, field and greenhouse.

Brenna Aegerter
Farm Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension

Brenna Aegerter is a Farm Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension. She works with vegetable growers in the northern San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta on various aspects of vegetable production.  She conducts applied research and educational programs that address production problems; very often these are related to pest management. Her specialization is the diagnosis and management of diseases of warm-season vegetable crops. She received her B.S. in Plant Science and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis.

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Integrated Pest Management   1.0
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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