Spring insect activity is off to a slow start, but is expected to pick up with the recent warming trend.
Piatt, Madison, Montgomery, and Sangamon counties all recorded significant moth flights this week. Projected potential cutting dates are identified in the map below.… Read more
Soil temperatures and field activity are increasing along with moth migration from the south. Insect traps (figure 1) are out around the state and we’ve been capturing both true armyworm and black cutworm moths for over a week.… Read more
We have published the 2018 small grain fungicide recommendation guide. Please find a link to the guide and more information at the Illinois Field Crop Disease blog, which can be accessed by clicking here
Email alerts to new posts on the Illinois Field Crop Disease Blog can be found by subscribing for updates, which is located at the right side of the webpage.… Read more
Parts of Illinois received some precipitation for the third Sunday in a row (starting with Easter) on April 15, and in a few places, also for the third Sunday in a row, it came partly in the form of snow.… Read more
Authors: Nick Seiter, Talon Becker, and Nathan Johanning
Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years.… Read more
Last month (March 2018) we used data from 2017 N rate response trials to update the N rate calculator that provides best-estimate N rate guidelines for different regions and previous crops (corn or soybean) in Illinois.… Read more
I received notice of stripe rust in S. Illinois today. Stripe rust is an important disease affecting wheat. Please find an article on this disease and management by clicking here.
If you locate stripe rust in your field please tweet a picture to me (@ILplantdoc) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the wheat variety, growth stage, and approximate percent of field infected. … Read more
If the old saying that rain on Easter means that it will rain on the next seven Sundays applies to snow, we’re in trouble – it snowed across a wide swath of Illinois on Easter Sunday (April 1) and also on April 8.… Read more
Beginning in 1949, a conference was organized by faculty and staff from several departments at the University of Illinois to provide clientele and stakeholders with the latest pest management research and recommendations. The conference was brought into existence by Dr.… Read more
It’s difficult to recall the debut of a weed management technology that generated more divisiveness than the 2017 introduction of dicamba-resistant soybean varieties and the accompanying use of dicamba. Damage to off-target vegetation from myriad sources of exposure resulted in not only monetary losses, but also untold costs to professional and personal relationships. … Read more