Iowa State University Extension's Pesticide and Field Records app is now available for Android users. This new app helps farmers, crop consultants and ag businesses that apply farm chemicals keep records and maintain pesticide application information. It is available for operating system phone and tablet users. This type of app from ISU, previously only available for iPads, was developed by ISU pest management specialists to help farmers and others record accurate pesticide use information.
These free apps allow users to link information to specific field locations using satellite mapping and to document pesticide application information needed to comply with state and federal recordkeeping requirements. The apps also feature a product search option listing Environmental Protection Agency product registration numbers and identify restricted use products.
Development of the apps was funded by ISU's Extension Pest Management and the Environment Program, and a grant from EPA with assistance of the Iowa Department of Agriculture's pesticide bureau. The apps can be downloaded from Google Play for Android operating systems and from iTunes for iPads. For more information, contact Kristine Schaefer, ISU program manager in the department of entomology at [email protected].
Test results of foliar fungicides, insecticides on beans in 2013
In other crop management news, ISU reports that its staff assessed the performance of foliar fungicides and insecticides on soybeans at seven locations across Iowa in 2013. As the accompanying map shows, those sites included the ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (Sutherland), Northern Farm (Kanawha), Northeast Farm (Nashua), Curtiss Farm (Ames), Armstrong Farm (Lewis), McNay Farm (Chariton) and Southeast Farm (Crawfordsville). This research was partially funded by soybean checkoff through the Iowa Soybean Association.
Figure 1. Field locations for 2013 fungicide and insecticide research.
To view the results of these field trials, click on Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybean in 2013.