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Issue No. 5/April 25, 2008

Black Cutworm and Armyworm Update (with News About "The Hines Report")
Be aware of the reports of insect captures in pheromone traps to guide scouting and decision making.

Alfalfa Weevil Larvae Should Be Evident in the Southern Half of Illinois
Degree-days indicate that alfalfa weevil larvae may be active in several southern Illinois counties.

Corn Flea Beetle: Expectations for Injury in 2008
Corn flea beetle biology, potential transmission of Stewart's bacterial wilt, and economic thresholds for damage are outlined.

What's in That Herbicide Premix?
Commercial herbicide premix products for corn and soybean are listed, along with their components, an application rate for each premix, and instructions for calculating other rates.

Free Soybean Rust Identification Short Course in Florida
A two-day free course on identifying soybean rust will be held in Florida in August.

Prioritizing When Planting Is Delayed
What should producers do first when it's finally dry enough to get started with fieldwork?

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