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Issue No. 16/July 23, 2010

Brownstown Agronomy Research Center Field Day
A field tour highlighting current research will be hosted on Thursday, July 29, at the Brownstown Agronomy Research Center.

Planning Ahead: 2011 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics
Dates and locations have been set for the January 2011 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics.

New Stink Bug Species May Show Up in Illinois Soybean Fields: Scout Vigilantly
Several stink bug species not typically seen in Illinois soybean fields may begin showing up. Please report any suspicious findings.

Resistance to HPPD Inhibitors in an Illinois Waterhemp Population
University of Illinois greenhouse and field research has confirmed anecdotal reports of an Illinois population of waterhemp resistant to HPPD-inhibiting herbicides.

Considerations for Late-Season Herbicide Applications in Soybean
Take heed of preharvest intervals and limits on soybean developmental stages for late-season applications of postemergence herbicides.

Uncommon Diseases of Corn Observed
Goss's wilt and Physoderma brown spot have been detected in Illinois corn leaf samples. Symptoms and management options are detailed.

Soybeans Are Shaping Up Nicely, But Are You Scouting Pod-Set?
This is an important time to be in your soybean fields scouting for weed control failures, insects, and diseases and generally getting to know the progress of pod setting.

"Bubble Kernel" in Corn
Late application of glyphosate may result in a "bubble kernel" phenomenon on corn ears. Fields that were sprayed late should be checked.

Regional Reports
A report is provided this issue for northern Illinois.