2022 Weather and Pest Outlook

This episode featured special guest Dennis Todey, Director of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, Iowa in addition to Bruce Potter, UMN Extension IPM specialist and Dr. Jeffrey Coulter, UMN Extension Corn Agronomist to discuss the weather and pest outlooks for the 2022 growing season. This session discusses the growing season thus far, which has been slow, with cool and cloudy conditions. As a result, planting progress has been slow despite precipitation being close to normal in much of Minnesota. Southerly winds have also brought some migratory insect pests like Black Cutworm and Armyworm moths up into Minnesota. However, the long range forecast predicts a shift to warmer and drier conditions into the summer months.

We want to thank our sponsors the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, along with the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council.

(Link to slides used https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJqbIh4AF7qykObRoSIOD5vNeo9racGv/view)

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