By David Nicolai; Coordinator, University of Minnesota Institute for Ag Professionals
Join us for a Corn Goss's Wilt and Rootworm Research Tour and Workshop Monday, August 26 at the University of Minnesota Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. Dr. Dean Malvick (Extension corn and soybean plant pathologist) and Dr. Ken Ostlie (Extension corn entomologist) will lead the research tours and workshop.
Both Goss's wilt and corn rootworm are increasing and spreading in Minnesota's corn fields. The workshop will be conducted in Goss's wilt research trials and transgenic corn rootworm research trials. The disease component will include a review of diagnosis procedures for Goss's wilt, demonstrations and discussion of hybrid resistance to this disease, and a review of factors that favor this disease and how to manage it. The corn rootworm component will cover resistance updates, current transgenic hybrid comparisons, planting date effects as well as identification and monitoring of transgenic hybrid performance problems.
The workshop begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. The program starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26 at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. We will meet at the Plant Pathology field office area, located 2 miles east of the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 3 and 170th street, which is just south of Rosemount MN or north of Farmington, MN. Watch for signs.
Online registration and reference materials cost $45 per person prior to August 26 and $50 at the door the day of workshop. Three pest management CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for with the Minnesota CCA office. Registration is limited to 60 participants.
Goss's Wilt in Corn Western Corn Rootworm Beetles