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Issue No. 13/June 19, 2009

First Sighting of Japanese Beetle Adult this Season
On June 18, Kelly Estes and Joe Spencer, both entomologists with the Illinois Natural History Survey, observed a Japanese beetle adult in Champaign County.

EPA Revokes All Tolerances for Carbofuran--Labeled Uses May Continue Throughout 2009
An addendum is provided to the article on carbofuran in issue 12 of the Bulletin (June 12, 2009).

New Report on GM Crops Available: Significant Economic and Environmental Impacts Achieved by Farmers Since Mid-1990s
The economic and environmental benefits achieved since the commercialization of transgenic crops are of increasing global significance. Continued stewardship to prevent the evolution of resistant pests is critical.

Insect Activity Sporadic and Variable Across the North-Central Region
A variety of observations of insect activity in the north-central states are provided.

Soybean Rust Update
Details are outlined about ongoing monitoring for soybean rust, implications for Illinois, and management options.

Still Wet, and Corn Not Planted?
Possible options are discussed for planting acreage planned for corn but yet planted.

Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn
Symptoms of deficiency in corn of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc are detailed.

Early-Season Soybean Growth
Observation of soybean plants at early growth stages should focus on particular developmental areas.

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