Managing Pests in corn and soy beans without breaking the bank and the environment

Managing Pests in corn and soy beans without breaking the bank and the environment: Improved Integrated Pest Management approaches for corn and soy bean production

Date:  August 28, 29 and 30th (7pm)

Location: Clark County 4-H Fair grounds (9608 Highway 62, Charlestown)

Among the long list of problems corn and soybean farmers must contend with each cropping season is the problem of pests (disease, weeds and insect). Doing nothing about them will lead to yield reductions and lower profits. Doing something about them comes at a high price. Factoring pest control costs in farm profit projections is an inevitable exercise in today’s farming operations as the costs of pesticides increase by the year. Whether it is the increasing cost of pest resistant seed varieties or the growth in resistance of pest requiring increased application rates of pesticides or the use of new types of pesticides, the costs of pest control is admittedly a lot more expensive today than it was yesterday. Sadly, there is no slowing down to these cost increases in the horizon for the corn and soy bean farmer.

One way to minimize or slow down this unsustainable pest control cost trajectory is to renew our interest in the use of Integrated pest management (IPM) approaches.

Clark County Extension is putting together a three-part workshop to look at the common pests of corn and soy beans today and how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches can help reduce farm costs, increase farm profits and ensure land/environmental sustainability.

The workshop will take place each night on August 28, 29 and 30 from 7-9pm.

August 28th: The basic principles of IPM approaches

August 29th: Common pests of corn and soybeans in Indiana and their impact on corn and soy bean production

August 30th: The application of IPM approaches to the common pest of corn and soy beans

The cost of all three classes is $50 per participant. Registration and payment need to be made to Clark County Extension not later than August 23rd.

To participate, please go to the Clark County Extension website, download and complete the registration form and mail it back to the Clark County Extension office together with your payment. You may also call the extension office and ask for a registration form to be mailed to you. All checks should be written to Purdue Extension, Clark County. Please note that we will need a minimum number of registrants for this event to come on.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Simon Kafari, Purdue Extension, Clark County (Tel: 812-256-4591; Email: skafari@purdue.edu).

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity University

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Event Date 08-29-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 08-29-2019 9:00 pm

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