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Issue No. 2/April 6, 2007

Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects Available Through APS Press
A new publication from the Entomological Society of America comprehensively addresses forage and rangeland insects and their management.

Alfalfa Weevil Activity Is Conspicuous in Southern Illinois
Developments in southern Illinois in the past week indicate significant damage to alfalfa fields by alfalfa weevils. Scouting is crucial.

Arthropods in Wheat Deserve Your Attention
Anyone scouting for insects and mites in wheat should be on the alert for a variety of arthropods.

Corn on Corn: What Are the Disease Risks?
Guidelines are provided for reducing the risk of disease in corn following corn.

Additions to the Corn Herbicide Arena
Three additional products are available for weed control in corn.

Injunction Prevents Planting Glyphosate-Resistant Alfalfa Seed
A preliminary injunction issued in California has halted the planting of glyphosate-resistant alfalfa seed after March 30.

Weed Management Considerations in Continuous Corn
With increased corn acreage likely for 2007, weed management practices for continuous corn are detailed.

Controlling Existing Vegetation Prior to Planting
Whether corn or soybean is being planted, it is best to control existing weed vegetation beforehand.

Publications on Using Site of Action to Prevent Resistance to Fungicides, Herbicides, and Insecticides
New Extension bulletins enhance growers' ability to rotate pesticides based on site of action to slow development of resistant biotypes.

Glyphosate, Weeds, and Crops--Who Needs Anything Else?
New publications and a new Web site provide information on hard-to-control weeds and address issues arising from extensive use of glyphosate.

Cold Temperatures and Wheat
How will the wheat crop be affected by the cold temperatures that have moved into Illinois?

Last Call for On-Farm N Rate Trial Cooperators
Cooperators are still needed to take part in on-farm trials that are creating the foundation for sound N rate guidelines.

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