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Issue No. 24/November 4, 2011

Don't Forget to Register for the December AGMasters Conference
Be among the 160 registrants for the AGMasters Conference in Champaign, December 5 and 6. Each of 12 advanced sessions will be offered twice.

2012 University of Illinois Corn & Soybean Classics Agenda
The annual Corn & Soybean Classics will be held in seven Illinois locations in January 2012. Registration through December 16 is $60 ($75 after that date).

2012 Illinois Crop Management Conference Dates Announced
Two-day University of Illinois Crop Management Conferences in four regions will address crop production, pest management, and natural resource issues.

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permits
Operators who apply biological or chemical pesticides that leave a residue to State of Illinois waters or at the water's edge are subject to new requirements.

Corn Rootworm Damage to Bt Corn: Should We Expect More Reports Next Year?
To address significant root pruning in a corn field planted to a Bt hybrid, an integration of management tactics should be undertaken across several growing seasons.

What's the Potential for Herbicide Carryover in 2012?
Precipitation extremes at both ends of the spectrum in the 2011 growing season warrant evaluating whether herbicide carryover may be an issue for 2012 crops.

A Waterhemp Population Resistant to Synthetic Auxin Herbicides Identified
Nebraska weed scientists have discovered a waterhemp population resistant to synthetic auxin herbicides (a category including 2,4-D and dicamba). Illinois producers should take heed and practice appropriate, and multiple, management tactics.

New Educational Materials for Herbicide Resistance
Free training modules to explain the phenomenon of herbicide-resistant weeds are available online from the Weed Science Society of America.

Anhydrous Ammonia and Dry Soils
Are soils too dry to apply anhydrous ammonia? A Q&A helps producers consider their options.

Thinking Toward the 2012 Crop Year
Reflection on the trying conditions of 2011 and speculation about better yields in 2012 are outlined.