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Issue No. 3/April 13, 2007

U of I Announces 2007 Field Days
The schedule of University of Illinois agronomy field days around the state is set.

Alfalfa Weevil Activity Grinds to a Halt
Cold weather has slowed the development of alfalfa weevils, but surviving larvae will be active again very soon.

Captures of Black Cutworm Moths Reported
Black cutworm moths have been captured in a number of Illinois locations; continued reports of captures are encouraged.

Isomers Resolved
Stereoisomers and their relevance to weed management are detailed.

Controlling Winter Wheat
Suggestions are offered for maximizing control of wheat plants for producers who have decided to abandon damaged wheat crops in favor or corn or soybean.

Field Crop Fungicide Update
Several new fungicides have been registered, and a number of emergency use exemptions for foliar fungicides have been approved for protection against soybean rust.

Alfalfa After the Freeze
Guidelines are provided for evaluating the extent of cold damage to alfalfa.

Wheat After the Freeze
Guidelines are provided for evaluating the extent of cold damage to wheat.

Corn and Cold Soils
Continued forecasts of cool, wet conditions have increased concern about the health and emergence ability of corn seeds.

Regional Reports
Reports are provided this issue for northern and southern Illinois.