The University Minnesota Extension has conducted a small grains pest and disease survey for more than a decade. This effort has been funded by your check-off dollars to inform producers and the research community of the presence of disease and pest problems, a first step to effective and timely management.
Rather than relying on random fields, we plan to visit only fields that you have volunteered, and we have written permission to scout. I ask your cooperation by volunteering some of your wheat fields now.
We will select a subset of all submitted fields such that we have a good representation across the region. We will inform you if one of your fields has been selected. Our scouts will visit only the selected fields this coming summer. The anonymous data will be used to generate the weekly pest, and disease updates in cooperation with NDSU. Unfortunately, we can’t share the data we collect in your fields with you individually.
The form will ask for your name, the latitude and longitude of the field in decimal degrees, the previous crop in that particular field, and asks whether you agree to grant the University of Minnesota Extension permission to enter the field.
Thank you for considering this request. Simply follow the link at the bottom to a Google Form to submit your field.
Dr. Jochum Wiersma, UMN Small Grains Specialist and Dr. Jared Goplen, UMN Extension Educator – Crops