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Issue No. 17/July 17, 2009

New Illinois Agronomy Handbook Available
The 24th edition of the Illinois Agronomy Handbook, for the first time with color photographs and a full index, is newly available. Ordering instructions are provided.

Insect Observations from the North-Central Region
Extension entomologists from north-central states recently shared status reports on insect activity in their locales.

Effects of Foliar Fungicides on Corn Stalk Quality
Recent University of Illinois research confirms a relationship between foliar disease severity and stalk rot severity.

Soybean Growth and Development: Mid-July Update
Despite high volumes of spring rain, soybean acres established in decent field conditions have been given excellent conditions for vegetative development.

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