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Remember to Submit your 2001 WCR Monitoring Data

August 10, 2001
Based on calls during the last several weeks, many of you are deploying Pherocon AM sticky traps in soybean fields to predict the need for soil insecticides in 2002 first-year corn. We encourage you to forward your monitoring data to us again this year. Last year's monitoring data are located at rootworm-2000/index.htm. Data from 1999 are located at rootworm-1999/index.htm. The data located on these Web sites should only be used as general guidelines for western corn rootworm densities, not to predict the need for a soil insecticide in 2002 first-year corn. The only way to accurately predict the need for a soil insecticide is to monitor fields yearly and make your decision on a field-by-field basis.

Monitoring data for 2001 may be submitted on-line at http://ipm.uiuc. edu/agriculture/corn/wcrscout/wcrscout.html, or you may e-mail your reports to If you do not have access to the Internet or e-mail, please mail your reports to Susan Ratcliffe, University of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801.--Sue Ratcliffe

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

The Pest Management and Crop Development Bulletin
Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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