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Issue No. 5/April 24, 2009

Insect Tidbits
Short commentary is given on alfalfa weevils, black cutworms, bird cherry-oat aphids, greenbugs, corn leaf aphids, English grain aphids, and armyworms.

Pay Close Attention to Product Names and Formulations
Several herbicide active ingredients are marketed under more than one trade name or formulation. Be sure you are using the right product and the right formulation for your situation.

University of Illinois Plant Clinic Reopens May 1
The Plant Clinic continues to provide unbiased diagnoses of plant problems. High-quality photos are a key to accurate diagnosis.

Management of Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) of Wheat
Scab can be one of the most devastating diseases of wheat. Successful management requires an integrated approach that begins prior to planting.

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