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Issue No. 2/April 4, 2008

Proceedings of Two Key Educational Events in 2008 Are Accessible on the Web
Go to the Web for proceedings of the 60th Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference and the 2008 Corn & Soybean Classics.

Pioneer's Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection--What Is It?
A proposed system of resistance management for corn rootworm from Pioneer has not yet been approved by the EPA.

Preparations for Early-Season Insect Activity
Guidance is provided on keeping watch for insects that attach alfalfa, corn, and wheat early in the spring.

Identification and Control of Burcucumber
Burcucumber, typically found near creeks and rivers, has extended its range to uplands and farm fields. Its persistence once established means that prevention is key.

Herbicide Updates for 2008
Application and other details are provided for a number of herbicides newly or recently available for use in Illinois.

Fungicide Seed Treatments and Poor-Quality Soybean Seed
How should producers respond when soybean seed quality is poor?

Thinking About Corn Planting Date and Population
Continuing research trials in Illinois provide data to help with predicting effects of planting date on yield.

Regional Reports
Reports are provided this issue for east-central, northern, southern, and west-central Illinois.