Pests affecting soybeans, such as gall midge

Pests affecting soybeans, such as gall midge, shown here will be discussed during the Advances in Crop Production breakout session at the Innovation to Profit Conference. (Photo: Iowa Soybean Association).

Conference preview: Advances in Crop Protection

February 9, 2023 | Kriss Nelson

Advice to consider steps toward soybean and corn protection will be covered in a breakout session during the next week’s Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) Innovation to Profit Conference.

“In this session, we will provide updates from research on weed management practices with a focus on soybeans,” says Scott Nelson, ISA senior field services program manager. “We will also survey industry trends in the crop protection industry that will affect farmers within the next few years.”

Additional topics will include corn rootworm management and other pest affecting Iowa crop production.

“We will discuss management of soybean gall midge as it continues to affect farms in Iowa, adding eight counties just last year,” says Nelson.

Innovation to Profit Conference

The Innovation to Profit Conference will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. (1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa 50023)

Attendees will receive the tools, information and resources to help create a successful game plan for 2023, including: 

  • Research and conservation opportunities in 2023 and beyond
  • Research results from 2022
  • Systems approach to profitable management of in-field conservation practices
  • Management options to protect and improve yields
  • Interactive tools for profitable decision-making

This $350 value conference is provided at no cost, thanks to your checkoff investment.

You can register for the event here.