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Issue No. 25/December 3, 2004

Reminder--University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics
This is a reminder for you to mark one or more of the dates for the University of Illinois Corn and Soybean Classics on your calendar. A link is also provided to download the registration flyer in PDF format.

Last Issue in 2004
This marks the last printed issue of the Bulletin for 2004, but keep watch at the Web site for periodic updates between now and March.

More About the Corn Rootworm Management Distance Education Workshop
Two different distance education workshops on corn rootworm management will be presented on February 4 and 11. Details to come in the next few weeks.

New Crop Management Conferences Planned by University of Illinois Extension
Three regional Crop Management Conferences will be conducted by University of Illinois Extension specialists and educators in Effingham (February 8-9), Jacksonville (February 22-23), and Malta (March 1-2).

2005 Crop Protection Technology Conference--Don't Forget to Register
The registration fee for the 57th Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference in Urbana increases on December 18th. A flexible format allows participants to tailor their own programs and earn up to 10 CCA credits.

Consistency Ratings for Corn Rootworm Control Products
Consistency percentages for corn rootworm control products obtained in 2004 experiments are provided. Again this year, insecticidal seed treatments did not provide a desired level of consistency.

Asian Soybean Rust Confirmation in Louisiana Raises Concern of Potential Impact of This Disease in Illinois
The recent discovery of the aggressive Asian soybean rust in the continental U.S. has raised concern in Illinois. Its arrival or impact in the state cannot be predicted with any certainty, but multiple sources are available to provide more information, including the Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference and the three regional Crop management Conferences.

Effects of Plant Growth Regulator Herbicides on Soybeans
A new fact sheet is available online examining the effects of plant growth regulator herbicides on soybeans.