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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association

ISU Researchers Host Spring Training for Syngenta

In March, ISRC and ISU researchers and Extension staff hosted a two-day spring agronomy training session for ISRC industry partner Syngenta at ISU’s Seed Science Center. Researchers provided updates on a variety of crop-related issues. Day one included presentations by ISU’s Greg Tylka on soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Meaghan Anderson on corn and soybean management and Erin Hodgson on insect identification, sampling and management. Day two included updates on corn disease by Alison Robertson and soybean disease by Daren Mueller.

Syngenta agronomists
At left, Meaghan Anderson, ISU field agronomist and Regina Hernandez, Syngenta, look at corn plants. At right, Syngenta agronomists look for adult SCN females on soybean roots.
Syngenta spring training
At left, Erin Hodgson, PPEM, gives an insect update. At right, Greg Tylka, PPEM, points out adult SCN females on soybean roots.