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Updated website gives Midwest farmers easy access to crop management resources.

New tool helps tackle crop management challenges

Updated website gives Midwest farmers easy access to crop management resources.

Farmers and agribusiness have a new tool to help them tackle crop management challenges. The Crop Protection Network, a multi-state and international collaboration of university and provincial extension specialists, has redesigned its website at

In addition to the corn and soybean publications it is known for, the site now offers videos, newsletter and blog articles, featured articles and Twitter updates from CPN partners on important crop management issues. The website also features an encyclopedia of field crop diseases designed to help farmers identify diseases using extensive image galleries and keywords to filter results.

New resources, information updated frequently

“The new website still has all of the great CPN content that users are familiar with, but also adds new resources, and will be updated frequently,” says Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky Extension plant pathologist, and co-director of CPN. "Our goal is to help farmers make crop management decisions with relevant and timely information.”

Over 45 extension specialists from land-grant universities and CPN partner institutions help develop content. Stakeholders can trust that the information they see on the website and in the publications is research-based.

Helping farmers with crop protection decisions

“Farmers, crop consultants and other ag personnel who use our site are provided with reliable information to help with decisions to protect field crops," says Daren Mueller, Iowa State University Extension and plant pathologist and co-director of CPN. And, there’s more to come. "Information on wheat management and other crops will be added in 2018, expanding resources for farmers,” says Mueller.

Visit the new Crop Protection Network website at .

Source: Iowa State University

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