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Issue No. 6/May 4, 2007

Black Cutworms Could Pose a Threat to Corn Fields in Illinois in 2007
Be prepared to scout for black cutworms, especially where corn has just been planted or has yet to be. The dingy cutworm, which poses little threat to corn stands, can easily be confused with black cutworm; producers should be able to distinguish the two species.

Black Cutworms: Spring Migration in Full Force
Details are outlined on the biology and ecology of black cutworms.

Alfalfa Weevil Update
Alfalfa weevils appear to have survived the freezing temperatures in early April rather well. Take time now to examine fields for evidence of larvae and injury.

Effectiveness of Soil-Applied Herbicides
Means for enhancing the effectiveness of soil-applied herbicides for corn and soybean are discussed.

Postemergence Applications of "Soil-Applied" Corn Herbicides
Many, though not all, soil-applied corn herbicides can be applied after corn emergence. Details about postemergence applications are provided.

Comparison of Fungicides Available for Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Control in Wheat
Bayer CropScience has a new section 2(ee) label recommendation that allows a mixture of Folicur and Proline to be used to control Fusarium head blight.

Getting Corn and Soybean Planted
As May days begin to elapse with a lot of fields still to be planted, what decisions need to be made or changed?

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