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Issue No. 8/May 28, 2010

General Entomology Observations and Wireworm "Tidbits"
Insect activity continues to be quiet in the north-central region. Additional details are discussed on bean leaf beetles and wireworms.

Postemergence Corn Herbicide Reminders
Guidelines and observations regarding applications of postemergence herbicides to corn are outlined.

Update on Wheat Rusts in Illinois
Leaf rust and stripe rust have been observed in wheat fields across Illinois. Leaf rust will continue to develop given the current warm, humid conditions.

More on Soybean Stands and the Decision to Replant
Should you do nothing with a thin soybean stand, "repair-plant" it, or start from scratch? Relevant yield data are presented.

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