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Managing Soil-borne Stressors in Soybeans

CEU Credits: 0.5 |
Integrated Pest Management
*CHS Agronomy has submitted this course and is awaiting approval from the Agronomy Society of America. Once approval is received, your transcript will automatically update and if your CCA number is included on your profile your credits will automatically be reported in 4-6 weeks.x
Published 02/18/2021
| Course Duration: 52:17

Unlocking soil nutrients and preventing other soil-borne stressors like nematodes and sudden death syndrome (SDS) is key to setting up soybeans for success this season. Take this course to help growers identify ways to prevent nematodes, iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) and SDS in their fields.

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to share with customers:

  • Why more fields are becoming IDC susceptible
  • How to prevent IDC in soybean fields
  • The SDS disease cycle and how to break it
  • Why nematode populations are growing
  • How to create a nematode management plan


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.

Alissa Geske

Alissa Geske

CHS Agronomy, Product Registration Coordinator

Alissa Geske is the Product Registration Coordinator for CHS Agronomy. Prior to joining CHS in 2020, she received her Masters in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota. The focus of her graduate work was on the soybean disease Sudden Death Syndrome and the Soybean Aphid.  

Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser

Nufarm, Technical Services and Product Manager, US Seed Treatments

Jeff Kaiser joined Nufarm in Fall of 2019 to the Tech Service/product manager for seed treatment business. Prior to Nufarm Jeff worked at Rosen’s developing the seed treatment business segment in the Midwest for 7 years. Before Rosen, Jeff worked a 17 year career at Syngenta while launching several new products in the seed treatment group and working in the crop protection business prior to that.  Jeff holds a degree in agribusiness from Western Illinois University.