Issue No. 23/October 3, 2008
ALERT:Preliminary Node Injury Ratings from University of Illinois . . .
An incorrect photo has been replaced with the correct photo in this edition of the Bulletin.
2009 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics
Six Corn & Soybean Classics will be presented around Illinois during the first two weeks of January.
A New Educational Conference Under Construction
The annual Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference has been retired, to be replaced by a new event in December 2009.
Preliminary Node-Injury Ratings from University of Illinois Rootworm Product Efficacy Trials Near DeKalb, Monmouth, Perry, and Urbana
Results of rootworm product efficacy research should help producers make informed decisions about optimizing corn rootworm management in 2009.
Soybean Aphids in Review
2008 provided a major change in the every-other-year outbreak pattern established by soybean aphids since 2001.
Mold in Your Ears? Diplodia and Fusarium Ear Rots
Ear rots create implications for decisions on harvesting and drying; guidelines are detailed. Aspergillus is a special concern.
Nitrogen for the 2009 Crop
Recommendations are provided for enhancing the efficiency of nitrogen management this fall.
Fertilizing the Wheat Crop
This year's conditions make it critical to help wheat become well established and develop sufficient tillers this fall by ensuring adequate nutrient supplies.
Harvest Issues in 2008
Kernel weight, corn lodging, kernel and ear rots, and drydown are among the topics addressed.
Reports are provided this issue for northern, southern, and west-central Illinois.