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Fungicides on our Corn Fields: A Case Study on Foliar Fungicide use Decisions in the U. S. Corn Belt

Sally O. Mallowa1, Edward J. Braun1, Alison E. Robertson1, and Paul D. Esker2

1 Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University
2 Escuela de Agronomía, Universidad de Costa Rica
sallymallowa@gmail.com

Mallowa, S.O., E.J. Braun, A.E. Robertson, and P.D. Esker. 2016. Fungicides on our Corn Fields: A Case Study on Foliar Fungicide use Decisions in the U. S. Corn Belt. The Plant Health Instructor. DOI: 10.1094/PHI-T-2016-0607-01
 

Reflection

A group activity in class will involve students being divided into teams (groups). Each team will consider issues related to a family member and present to the class. Issues for consideration could include, Team Eric: Biofuel policy, profitability of hybrid corn production, and foliar diseases. Team Pablo: scouting for diseases, foliar fungicides, and plant health benefits of using foliar fungicides. Team Brad: Sustainable IPM, foliar disease management, and disease risk in corn production.