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Issue No. 23/October 6, 2006

Dates for Some Forthcoming Educational Programs
Dates have been set and planning is in the works for the winter Crop Protection Technology Conference, the Corn and Soybean Classics, and the regional Crop Management Conferences.

Soybean Aphids Showing Up in Large Numbers on Buckthorn, Increasing the Potential for Problems in 2007
The large numbers of soybean aphids being observed on buckthorn this fall mean that conditions in the coming months deserve careful attention.

Reports of Larger-than-Expected Numbers of European Corn Borer Larvae in Some Areas of Illinois
This year's counts of European corn borer larvae are higher than in recent years in some Illinois counties, though the reasons why are unclear.

Sorting Out the Caterpillars in 2006
Producers are urged to be aware of injury to corn caused by caterpillars and to keep caterpillars in mind as they plan their insect management programs for 2007.

Call Reissued for N Rate Volunteers
More cooperators are still needed for research on nitrogen rate trials.

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