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Issue No. 25, Article 3/December 3, 2010

Last Issue in 2010

This is the last issue for the Bulletin in 2010. What a difference there can be between two years in the weather and the resulting influence on crop production. The 2010 growing season had its challenges, but all in all there was little to complain about in relation to 2008 and 2009. Looking at the last article I wrote for the Bulletin in 2009, I was reminded that significant amounts of crops were still in the fields the first week of December. Given how long we have all been done with harvest this season, that seems impossible. But it was reality just one year ago, and I expect more than one of you gave thanks last week for having completed harvest and fall tillage and fertilizer applications.

As we close the Bulletin for yet another year, all of the University of Illinois Extension specialists wish to thank you for your continued support. Changes in our organization continue, and this was the first year the Bulletin was published exclusively in an online format, but your support for the changes we've made has been appreciated. All of us also hope you found the information provided throughout the year to be relevant and helpful to your operations, whether it was immediately pertinent or stored away as knowledge for future decisions.

We hope to see many of you at various meetings this winter, and we look forward to those interactions. As I've said before, we're always open to suggestions for improving the Bulletin to stay in tune with and be beneficial to your operations. Feel free to e-mail me any time with suggestions or comments at davisv@illinois.edu. Between now and the first issue in 2011, I hope you enjoy the holidays. Best regards.--Vince M. Davis

Vince Davis

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