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Issue No. 2/April 3, 2009

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AMVAC Chemical Corporation Announces New Registrations for Two Soil Insecticide Products
Counter Smartbox 20G (active ingredient terbufos) and SmartChoice 5G (active ingredients chlorexothxyfos and bifenthrin) have received federal registrations. Both are produced by AMVAC Chemical Corporation.

New Report Published on the Value of Insecticides in U.S. Crop Production
Findings on the value of insecticides to U.S. crop production have been published in a new report. The executive summary and other details are available online.

Black Cutworm Moth Captures Reported in Illinois
Black cutworm moths are beginning to make their way into the north-central U.S. Fields with the greatest risk of injury include first-year corn fields infested with common chickweed and other winter annuals, especially where conservation tillage has been practiced.

Will Soybean Aphids Continue Their Threat in 2009?
In the face of uncertainty about any soybean aphid outbreak in 2009, the best advice remains to stay alert from late June through August.

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