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Issue No. 23/October 7, 2011

2011 AGMasters Conference: Registration is Open
The 2011 AGMasters Conference is scheduled for December 5 and 6 at the University of Illinois I Hotel and Conference Center. The organizers of the conference hope you will consider registering for this upcoming event.

Soybean Aphids Colonizing Buckthorn: Establishment Appears Solid
Soybeans aphids are successfully colonizing their primary host across central Illinois and appear to be setting the stage for a potential comeback in 2012.

Weed Control After Harvest
Considerations are spelled out regarding applying fall herbicide to control winter annual weed species.

More Strobilurin Fungicide-Resistant Strains of the Causal Agent of Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean
Western Tennessee, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois all have confirmed identification of strains of the soybean frogeye leaf spot fungus resistant to strobilurin fungicides. Management tactics are described.

A Few Tips on Strip-Till
What is strip tillage, and how does it differ from other systems? Definitions, guidance on timing and nutrient applications, and comparisons between tillage systems are detailed.