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Issue No. 17/July 30, 2010

A Blizzard of Small Yellowish-Brown Moths Reported Across Some Areas of Central and Northern Illinois
A moth being seen in large numbers in some parts of the state may be the celery leafier moth. Fortunately, it is not considered an economic pest of soybeans or corn.

Be on the Lookout for Southern Corn Rust
Southern corn rust--not to be mistaken for common rust--is being reported in Illinois. Late-planted corn will be most at risk for yield being affected.

Reviewing the 2010 Illinois Wheat Crop
The 2010 wheat season will be remembered as one of the worst ever in Illinois.

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