Crop Protection Network: 2018 Impact

Mission Statement

The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is a multi-state and international collaboration of university/provincial extension specialists and public/private professionals who provide unbiased, research-based information to farmers and agricultural personnel.

Below, we highlight our activities and 2018 and the impact of our efforts.

Activities

In 2018, we:

• Launched an updated CPN website with a blog, video content, and other features

• Created a Feature Article series for topical issues

• Published national fungicide efficacy guides for corn, soybean, and wheat

• Developed a new Small Grains Disease Management series to complement the existing Corn Disease Management and Soybean Disease Management series

Secured funding for additional Soybean Disease Management series publications from the North Central Soybean Research Program, the United Soybean Board, and indirectly from the United States Department of Agriculture through the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program.

By the Numbers

In 2018:

• The CPN created 2 publications for the Corn Disease Management series.

• The CPN created 2 publications for the Crop Management series.

• The CPN created 2 publications for the Soybean Disease Management series.

• The CPN created 2 publications for the Small Grain Disease Management series.

•The CPN published the 2017 Corn Disease Loss Estimates.

• The CPN published a Featured Article on the CPN website.

• The CPN website had more than 25,200 unique page views. Nearly 36,000 downloads of our publications occurred.

• The top 5 publications downloaded on the CPN website in 2018 were (in order):

1. Mycotoxin FAQs (CPN-2002)

2. Ear Rots (CPN-2001)

3. Storing Mycotoxin-Affected Grain (CPN-2004)

4. 2018 Fungicide Efficacy for Corn Diseases(CPN-2011-W)

5. 2018 Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Diseases (CPN-1020-W)

• The CPN had input from specialists representing 28 different institutions in the United States and Canada. Specialists contributed as authors and reviewers.

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