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Issue No. 24/November 11, 2005

Register Now for the 2006 Illinois Crop Protection Technology Conference and Corn & Soybean Classics
Registration and program details are available online for upcoming University of Illinois educational programs.

YieldGard Rootworm Performance: Is Root Protection Equal Among These Transgenic Hybrids?
Research trials suggest variable root protection among YieldGard Rootworm (MON 863) hybrids. Results are detailed.

Annual European Corn Borer Survey Results
Results are published online for the 2005 fall survey of second-generation European corn borer populations. The number of corn borers that will overwinter throughout Illinois is higher this year than in 2004, but still low.

Captures of Soybean Aphids in Suction Traps for 2005
A network of suction traps throughout the Midwest for capturing winged soybean aphids in the fall should over time help refine the ability to predict soybean aphid problems the subsequent year.

Now Is the Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode
The best time to sample for soybean cyst nematode is fall; sampling directions are provided.

Palmer Amaranth: Today's Pigweed of Concern
Perhaps the most aggressive of the Amaranthus species, Palmer amaranth, is indigenous to Illinois. Guidelines are detailed for differentiating Amaranthus species by examining flower parts.

New Nitrogen Rate Guidelines for Illinois
University agronomists from a number of Corn Belt states have been collaborating on a new approach to nitrogen rate recommendations. How this work applies to rates in Illinois is detailed.

Looking for Volunteers for On-Farm N Rate Trials
Volunteers from all parts of Illinois are needed to carry out trials using field-scale plots and equipment to better support the new recommendations for nitrogen rates. Details are outlined for what participation involves.

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