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Issue No. 13/June 29, 2012

July 10: Agronomy Day at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center
The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, north of Shabonna, will host a free Agronomy Day, including lunch, on Tuesday, July 10.

July 24 Field Tour to Address Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
A July 24 on-farm research tour in Douglas County (transportation provided from Champaign) will feature university speakers on strategies to manage herbicide-resistant weeds.

Whitefly Infestations Reported in Some Northern Illinois Soybean Fields
Some soybean fields in northern Illinois are infested with whiteflies, whose production of honeydew results in sooty mold, which can contribute to significant yield losses.

Short Corn, Short Yields?
The Illinois corn crop condition continues to deteriorate because of low rainfall, and plants have remained extremely short in some of the driest areas. Soybean plants are also showing stress effects in many areas.