Minnesota Extension Field Crop IPM Podcast

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Our goal with the podcasts is to alert Growers, Ag Professionals and Educators about emerging pest concerns with Minnesota Field Crops --- including corn, soybean, small grains and alfalfa ---- and offer useful, research-based pest management solutions. The podcasts are co-hosted by Dr. Bill Hutchison, Coordinator of the MN IPM Program and Dave Nicolai, Crops Extension Educator & Coordinator of the Extension Institute for Ag Professionals.

The podcast is available at https://cropipm.transistor.fm/.

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    Episode 31: Managing issues after heavy May rains and early-season pests in 2023
    (2023-05-16) Nicolai, Dave; Naeve, Seth
    Dave Nicolai and Dr. Seth Naeve talk about agronomic issues from the recent heavy rains in early May 2023 and early-season insect issues with Bruce Potter, IPM Extension Specialist based out of Lamberton, MN. Potter has been monitoring black cutworm and true armyworm flights as well as alfalfa weevil that may be affecting crops in upcoming weeks. Diseases to watch out for in flooded or wet soils include soybean sudden death syndrome, Pythium, and Fusarium.
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    Episode 30: Early season weed management in 2023
    (2023-05-09) Nicolai, Dave; Naeve, Seth; Sarangi, Debalin
    Dave Nicholai gives an update on planting progress with Dr. Seth Naeve and discusses weed management tactics early in the season with Dr. Debalin Sarangi. Weeds such as waterhemp are already emerging with the warming temperatures. They focused on herbicide options for weed management, especially how to time pre-emerge and post-emergence options along with possible tank-mix strategies.
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    Episode 29: Early seedling diseases in 2023
    (2023-05-01) Nicolai, Dave; Malvick, Dean; Naeve, Seth
    Dave Nicolai discusses May planting and potential early-season diseases with U of M Extension plant pathologist Dean Malvick and soybean agronomist Seth Naeve.
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    Episode 28: Special episode: Early 2023 planting and agronomy updates
    (2023-04-25) Nicolai, Dave; Coulter, Jeff; Naeve, Seth
    It's late April in 2023 and it's still wet and difficult to get field work done across the state. It's a bit too early to discuss much about pests, but as a lead-in to future early-season pest issues that could result from this late spring, it's important to look at agronomic issues related to planting when soils are still cold and wet. Dave Nicolai chats with U of M agronomists Drs. Jeff Coulter and Seth Naeve about current field conditions and when to plant corn and soybeans.  
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    Episode 27: 50th Anniversary of IPM: The history of IPM and adapting to invasive new pests
    (2022-12-28) Wright, Bob; Hanson, Anthony
    Dr. Bob Wright with the University of Nebraska discusses with Dr. Anthony Hanson how integrated got its start and Dr. Hanson goes through how we have adapted IPM plans to new invasive pests, such as soybean aphid. The two segments were produced as part of a 50th anniversary of IPM podcast supported by the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the North Central IPM Center hosted at: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/2039018. The IPM Podcast will be going on break in 2023 to focus on producing IPM updates for UMN Extension's Strategic Farming programs. You can contact Anthony Hanson at hans4022@umn.edu with IPM questions in Minnesota. For Strategic Farming content:Field Notes summer field updates with webinar and podcasts(https://strategicfarming.transistor.fm/); Let's Talk Crops winter webinar research updates (https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/strategic-farming-lets-talk-crops).
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    Episode 26: Pesticide regulation in the news for the 2022 growing season
    (2022-04-28) Leaf, Trisha
    Dr. Trisha Leaf from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture discusses how recent pesticide regulatory changes for pesticides such as chlorpyrifos, Enlist Duo (glyphosate & 2,4-D) and dicamba will affect farmers this year.
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    Episode 25: A retrospective on 38 years of corn entomology with Ken Ostlie
    (2022-01-31) Ostlie, Ken
    After 38 years with the University of Minnesota, corn entomologist Dr. Ken Ostlie is retiring at the end of January. He stopped by to talk about corn insects and entomology over the years and where he sees the field going in the future.
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    Episode 24: Soybean breeding and pest management
    (2021-12-22) Lorenz, Aaron
    Dr. Aaron Lorenz, soybean breeder and Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the U of M discusses how soybean breeding is actually done and what work is going on at the U to improve soybeans.
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    Episode 23: What's living in your grain bin?
    (2021-10-22) Knodel, Janet
    Dr. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist at North Dakota State University, discusses what to keep an eye out for when thinking about pests in or around stored grain. Sanitation and prevention are often the easiest and most cost effective tools due to the difficulty of treating pest issues once they are found.
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    Episode 22: What are your neighbors doing for pest management?
    (2021-07-09) Stahl, Liz
    Liz Stahl, U of M Regional Extension Educator based out of Worthington, discusses what she has learned from the annual IPM Assessment, a survey of growers across the state about their pest management use and concerns. Perceptions on what neighbors are doing can influence grower decisions, though one farmer after seeing this survey data remarked, "Wow, I thought all my neighbors were using fungicide on their corn." Often times, growers are using less pesticide than we might perceive.
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    Episode 21: Small grains and not so small pest problems
    (2021-05-27) Wiersma, Jochum; Golpen, Jared
    Episode 21. Drs. Jochum Wiersma and Jared Goplen give updates on pest management in small grains in 2021. Recorded May 20, 2021.
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    Episode 20: Strategic Farming: Soybean cyst nematode, so tough a threat, it warrants a coalition
    (2021-04-09) Hanson, Anthony; Tykla, Greg; Markell, Samuel
    Dr. Greg Tykla, nematologist with Iowa State University and Dr. Samuel Markell, Extension broadleaf plant pathologist at North Dakota State University discuss soybean cyst nematode and the challenges with managing this pathogen.
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    Episode 19: Strategic Farming: What's Bugging Your Corn?
    (2021-03-31) Hanson, Anthony; Ostlie, Ken; Potter, Bruce
    Dr. Ken Ostlie and Bruce Potter discuss corn insects and outlooks for 2021. This episode was part of an interactive webinar series, Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops where farmers and other ag. professionals could ask researchers questions they had.
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    Episode 18: Climate in Minnesota - how it helps and challenges pest management
    (2021-02-01) Roop, Heidi; Hutchison, Bill; Nicolai, Dave
    Climate in Minnesota and how it helps and challenges pest management. Climate and weather significantly affect how we manage pests from winter keeping out some invasive pests, affecting spring emergence of insects & weeds, conditions ideal for disease, as well as crop planting dates and how they coincide with pest development.
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    Episode 17: What exactly is IPM anyways?
    (2020-12-30) Hanson, Anthony; Nicolai, Dave
    Dr. Anthony Hanson and Dave Nicolai give an overview of what integrated pest management is to wrap up 2020.
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    Episode 16: Week Management in Fall and What to do with Weed Escapes
    (2020-09-20) Hanson, Anthony; Sarangi, Debalin
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    Episode 12: When Insects Take Care of the Pest Control For Us
    (2019-09-20) Heimpel, George; Hanson, Anthony