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Issue No. 22/September 4, 2009

Registration Information for the 2009 AGMasters Conference
Registration for the 2009 AGMasters Conference is now available on-line.

Registration Information for the 2009 AGMasters Conference
Updated information and registration for the upcoming AGMasters Conference is now available.

AG Masters Conference--Mark Your Calendars for December 1 and 2
Registration will begin mid-September for the two distinct days of programming for the first AG Masters Conference, to be held in Urbana-Champaign.

Soybean Aphids Reach Economic Levels in Some Illinois Soybean Fields, Most Notably in Southern Counties
Soybean aphid densities have begun to increase significantly in some fields. Fields should continue to be scouted very thoroughly, with management decisions made field by field.

Preharvest Herbicide Applications
Guidelines are presented for effective and safe use of herbicides for preharvest applications.

Fungal Ear and Stalk Rots
Given the recent weather, it is essential to be wary about Diplodia and Fusarium ear and stalk rots.

Can This "Turtle" 2009 Corn Crop Get to the Finish Line?
Overall prospects for 2009 corn continue to be good, with a fair chance that most of the crop will reach maturity before frost.

Time and Heat Still Required for Soybean Yield
A large majority of this year's soybean acres will be between R5 and R7 during September, some in late September. Let's hope for favorable September weather and a late October frost.

Phosphorus and Potassium Applications for the 2010 Crop
Questions of whether to apply P and K, when, and in what quantities are addressed.

Sulfur Research: We Need Your Help
Volunteers are needed through Illinois to participate in on-farm research measuring corn response to sulfur applications.

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