The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan has been released at www.ProtectIowaCrops.org, thanks to the collaboration of a broad cross-section of the Iowa agriculture industry. The plan offers farmers information about technology and tools like pesticides, seed treatments and biotech products and native traits to provide holistic, integrated management solutions for insects, weeds and disease.
“This plan brought together a broad cross-section of Iowa agriculture partners to proactively address the issue of pest resistance. Pests do not recognize field borders, so it is important we work collaboratively on this issue. Iowa is again ahead of the curve in developing a state pest resistance management plan and I hope farmers take the time to learn more about the effort and consider if there are opportunities to be involved in their area,” Northey said.