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Palmer Amaranth, Pythium and Rootworm Oh My: Understanding In-Season Pest Pressure

CEU Credits: 0.5 |
Integrated Pest Management
Published 07/28/2020
| Course Duration: 1:14:41

Active yield robbers like weather, weeds, insects and diseases can threaten crop health and yield, especially during the rapid growth months of June and July. After successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to share with your customers:

  • Weed, insects and disease lifecycles
  • Best management practices to control yield robbers
  • Consideration for applying herbicides and adjuvants
  • How to use a drift and deposition aid to improve fungicide application
  • How Pythium and Phytophthora affect soybean yields
  • Fungicide application windows

Instructors

Andrew Fillmore

Andrew Fillmore

CHS Agronomy, Technical Specialist

Andrew Fillmore is a native of Minnesota and attended North Dakota State University where he received a bachelors degree in Agriculture. For 5 years he represented West Central Distribution, LLC as a technical specialist in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon with a focus in specialty micronutrients. Andrew has been with CHS Agronomy for over 1 year as a Technical Representative.

Corey Klaphake

Corey Klaphake

CHS Agronomy, Technical Product Specialist

Corey Klaphake received his B.S. in Crop and Weed Science from North Dakota State University in 2015. Since March of 2015 he has worked for the former West Central Distribution, LLC and now CHS Inc. He started out in West Central’s Product Development group as the company’s Product Registration Coordinator. During this time, he became involved in research and development of new products. In October 2016 Corey moved to Champaign, Illinois and started a new position as a Technical Specialist. He currently covers Western Illinois and Iowa.

Todd Mayhew

Todd Mayhew

Valent, Seed Protection Product Development Manager

Todd Mayhew has been with Valent field development for 23 years, starting as an FMD specialist in IL. Todd has held various research and development roles in Valent including Midwest row crops, specialty crops, professional products, and industrial vegetation management. Todd currently leads the seed protection and row crops soil enhancement research and development projects. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in entomology.

Matt Malone

Matt Malone

BASF, Product Manager for Corn Fungicide

Matt Malone is BASF’s Product Manager for Corn Fungicides, responsible for Headline AMP and Veltyma. He grew up in East-Central IL on a row crop farm raising corn, soybean, wheat, cattle, and hogs. A faithful Fighting Illini with degrees in Ag & Bio Engineering and Crop Science. He joined marketing after managing one of the top row crop fungicide sales territories in BASF for 6 seasons.

Devin Wirth

Devin Wirth

CHS Agronomy, Technical Representative

Devin Wirth is originally from a small farming community in northern North Dakota. He received his Bachelor’s degree and is pursuing his Master’s degree from NDSU. Devin worked under Richard Zollinger as a research specialist conducting herbicide and adjuvant plot work for eight years. He has now been with CHS Agronomy for over 1 year as a Technical Representative.