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Issue No. 3, Article 1/April 8, 2005

Proceedings of the 1999-2005 Crop Protection Technology Conference Available Online

The proceedings from seven University of Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conferences are now available online at the IPM Web site. These proceedings include all of the papers written to support presentations at the Crop Protection Technology Conferences held annually on campus at the University of Illinois. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you will be able to download it from our site. Although the proceedings currently are not searchable by key words or phrases, the tables of contents in each issue provide titles and page numbers so you can find a subject of interest relatively easily. We have hopes for providing proceedings from this conference and its predecessors--Illinois Agricultural Pesticides Conference (1987-1998) and Illinois Custom Spray Operators Training School (1949-1986)--online in the future. However, such an effort will require considerable time and resources.

The most recent proceedings (Adobe PDF) include papers on many topics, including a selected few that may have relevance during the 2005 growing season:

  • Soybean rust
    • historical perspective, soybean resistance (pages 16-20)
    • models and dispersal (pages 21-22)
    • management (pages 23-27)
    • sampling protocol, thresholds, and scouting (pages 82-83)
  • Western corn rootworms
    • movement and resistance management (pages 28-34)
    • insecticidal seed treatments and soil insecticides (pages 35-40)
    • YieldGard Rootworm corn (pages 41-46)
    • distribution of the variant western corn rootworm (pages 47-49)
  • Application of fungicides
    • spray droplet size for ground and aerial applications (pages 63-66)
    • management of soybean diseases (pages 67-69)
    • management of corn diseases (pages 70-71)
    • management of wheat diseases (pages 72-74)
  • Glyphosate-resistant weeds (pages 78-80)
  • Soybean aphids and their management (pages 86-91)
  • Herbicide injury (pages 92-94)
  • Early planting (pages 100-101)
  • Western bean cutworm (pages 102-105)
  • Management of secondary insects (pages 130-132)
  • Corn nematodes (page 135)

We hope that the most recent proceedings provide timely information that you can use for your benefit in 2005 and beyond. And past proceedings provide historical perspective and references for issues that are still relevant today.--Kevin Steffey

Kevin Steffey

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