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The Iowa Pest Alert Network was created in 2022 to provide short, timely updates via text messaging to farmers and crop consultants, agronomists, and extension personnel that advise farmers. This website links to more information about key pests in the Midwest, degree day mapping, regional updates, and supplemental publications.

To get on the text messaging list, sign up using the link below!

Funding and Support


North Central IPM Center Logo and the IEM logo


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2018-70006-28883).

Pest forecasting maps were created and supported by Daryl Herzmann with the Iowa Environmental Mesonet.