Integrated pest management, or IPM, can help farmers improve their chances of effectively managing pests. There are two sides to IPM. The first is informatio...
Soybeans are an extremely important crop throughout the world. Just as soybean plants have evolved, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) population continues to a...
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Soybeans are one of the most important crops in the world. Billions of people and animals depend on them in one way or another. So when the fields arenât pro...
So, what is a nematode? Nematodes are animals, worms to be precise, and numerous ones at that. Experts estimate there are more than a million different speci...
A comprehensive outline of instructions on how to create or update a personal profile for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
The Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) was established to address a demonstrated need - to improve the communication skills of graduate students and post-doctoral associates. CCE is committed to providing effective specialized programming for advanced disciplinary communication, opportunities for writing practice and improvement, and a wide range of resources - all grounded in the study of communication genres as well as in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The Iowa State University Seed Testing Laboratory prides itself on offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive services available in the seed-testing industry. Certified seed technologists and analysts with over 157 years of collective experience routinely perform traditional seed tests (warm germs, cold tests, accelerated aging, purity, noxious-weed exam, seed health, etc.) as well as trait tests (herbicide bioassay, ELISA, PCR, and IEF).
This web site provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and its many departments and programs. The ISU Integrated Pest Management program represents research and extension faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Find out how this disease is caused, how it spreads, and what can be done to manage it.
Management practices described can reduce losses due to this most damaging disease of oak trees in Iowa.
Cultural management techniques can help reduce the risk of canker diseases.
Easily identify common diseases and pests and how to manage them effectively.
A problem since the mid-1990s, find out about management strategies for crown rot.
Several rose diseases caused by fungus, virus, or bacterium are discussed. Disease-resistant varieties also are mentioned.
Find out about disease-resistant elms to combat Dutch Elm Disease.
Guidelines for examining unhealthy trees and finding expert help.
Learn about the symptoms and management of common problems for garden and greenhouse tomatoes.
Iowa State University offers degrees in microbiology at both the graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) and undergraduate (B.S.) level. The involvement of professors from across Iowa State University in the Interdepartmental Microbiology Programs reflects the richness and diversity of the microbiologists at the university and in the Ames area. The Undergraduate Program will provide students with education in the basic sciences which are essential to microbiology and to the application of science to issues in the modern world.
The Interdepartmental Microbiology (IM) Graduate Program at Iowa State University offers both M.S. and Ph. D. degree opportunities in all aspects of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology.
The Plant Disease clinic aids Iowans in diagnosing plant diseases.
The Iowa State Univeristy Master Gardener Program provides current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs and projects.
Did you know that crown and root diseases occur in every alfalfa stand in Iowa? Learn more about the various crown and root diseases so you can prevent them in your alfalfa crop. Includes detailed photos and descriptions.
Publication includes information on disease symptoms, disease spread and development, temperature and flea beetle survival, and how to control the disease.
A problem since the mid-1990s, find out about management strategies for crown rot.
Identification, scouting, and management information for two of the Midwest's most common soybean diseases, bacterial blight and brown spot.
Learn about soybean damping off – its causes, symptoms, occurrence, and management.
Learn about symptoms, life cycle, spreading, and management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a parasitic roundworm that attacks soybean roots.
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Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.
Enhancing the health, management, and production of crops.
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a very widespread, damaging soybean pest in Iowa. First discovered in north central Iowa in 1978, SCN is now thought to infest nearly 75% of fields in the state. This ISU web site contains research-based information on the biology of SCN as well as information on scouting for detection and managing SCN through use of nonhost crops and SCN-resistant soybean varieties.
Asian soybean rust was first discovered in the continental US in Louisiana in November 2004. This web site was created to present the latest information on the biology, identification, and management of Asian soybean rust, and contact information for First Detectors, a team of Iowa agribusiness personnel who serve as volunteers for the first line for rapid and accurate identification of the disease.
The cucurbit family is a medium-sized plant family, primarily found in the warmer regions of the world. It is a major family for economically important species, particularly those with edible fruits. Some of the common cucurbit food crops are watermelon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and muskmelon. Cucurbit crops comprise one of the most important groups of vegetable crops in the Midwest and Great Plains. 5,600 cucurbit growers plant 105,000 acres of cucurbits annually, earning $157 million. Nationally, 18,000 cucurbit growers earn $1.23 billion.
The purpose of this website is to update commercial apple growers on new options for biologically intensive management of some of the major pest and disease problems in the Upper Midwest.
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. For more than a century, members of APS have been making and sharing significant breakthroughs, both for the science and society.
The North Central Division is the regional representation of the American Phytopathological Society.
The Mycological Society of America is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology – the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi. Our scholarly journal Mycologia is one of the top mycological serials worldwide. Our bimonthly newsletter Inoculum keeps members up to date on fungal news of all kinds. MSA members meet annually to exchange information about all aspects of fungi.
The IS-MPMI website is the premier online resource for the most up-to-date information about the society and significant research on molecular genetics and molecular biology.
The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
Welcome to the Society of Nematologists Online
American Society of Plant Biologists - To promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general.
MIAME/Plant-compliant and Plant Ontology enhanced expression resources for Barley.
Bacterial diseases cause significant losses in many crops, and control measures are often limited or unavailable. The majority arise from invasion of the vascular system or colonization of the leaf parenchyma. The major classes of molecular tools that enable bacteria to thrive inside plants are beginning to be understood, but little is known about the functions within the plant of most of these tools. Less still is known about the plant signals and targets that render plants susceptible. Virtually nothing is known of the basis for tissue specificity.
PSI is a bold venture by the State of Iowa to establish a world-class plant science organization, building on the tradition of excellence of Iowa State University in agriculture.