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Issue No. 14/July 9, 2010

Northern Illinois Agronomy Field Day: Thursday, July 15
University of Illinois Extension specialists will make presentations during tours at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center (near Shabbona in DeKalb County) on July 15.

Western Bean Cutworm Moth Captures Increase in Northern Illinois: Scouting Should Be Underway
Producers in northern Illinois and Indiana should begin scouting for western bean cutworm.

Western Corn Rootworm Adults and Soybean Aphids Appear to Be Slow Starters This Season
Reports remain minimal for western corn rootworm adults and soybean aphids, but scouting remains important.

Applying Nitrogen to Patchy Fields
The appearance of the corn crop is an excellent diagnostic tool for nitrogen. Where deficiency exists, is it too late to do anything about it?

Soybean Condition Update
Soybean fields are greening up. Be sure to scout diligently after any postemergence herbicide applications.

Regional Reports
Reports provide snapshots of crop conditions around the state of Illinois.