ISA Research Team to Host Meeting on Soybean Gall Midge in Lewis

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) On-Farm Network® team, in conjunction with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, will host a roundtable discussion Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm in Lewis. 

Discussions will focus on data collection and updates from researchers working on the soybean gall midge pest. There is no cost to attend.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with a small group discussion hosted by ISU Extension Field Agronomist Aaron Saeugling, and ISA Field Agronomist Drew Clemmensen. Attendees will collaborate on how to improve ISA On-Farm Network trials.

“Participants can expect a highlight of what we know about this pest to better learn how to manage it,” said Clemmensen. “My hope is to gain feedback from the group on what types of On-Farm trials ISA should implement to understand what control measures not only are effective in controlling this pest but are also practical and sustainable on growers’ operations.”

Lunch will be included and dismissal will be at 1 p.m. Those wanting to attend can RSVP to Sue Derscheid at SDerscheid@iasoybeans.com.

Partially funded by the soybean checkoff

The Iowa Soybean Association (www.iasoybeans.com) develops policies and programs that help Iowa’s more than 40,000 soybean farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The association was founded in 1964 and is governed by an elected volunteer board of 22 farmers. It strives to be honest and transparent, fact-based and data driven and committed to environmental stewardship, collaborations and partnerships.