As a service to our readers, I want to provide you with access to as much information about pest management and crop development as possible. All states in the north-central region of the United States create their own newsletters regarding pest management and crop development and conditions. These newsletters are excellent sources of information that may reinforce our opinions and recommendations, may offer different opinions and recommendations, and/or may provide early warnings of pending problems. I encourage you to seek as much information as possible regarding any problem that develops in field crops in Illinois. We certainly don't claim to have all of the answers. Growers and agricultural professionals can make the most informed decisions after accumulating as much information as possible.
To access the newsletters produced in other states, visit the Web site for the USDA Regional Pest Management Centers, http://www.ipmcenters.org/. At the site, click on News, then click on Pest Management Newsletters under "Index of News for NATIONAL Site." The list includes newsletters from all over the country. The topics of the newsletters include field crops; horticultural crops; and home, yard, and garden, to name a few. If you are interested only in newsletters developed by specialists in the north-central region, go to the North Central Region Pest Management Center Web page at http://www.ncipmc.org/. Click on Pest Alerts & News to find a list of midwestern newsletters.
As you visit other Web sites and find useful information, please don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve our own reporting. We appreciate the suggestions.--Kevin Steffey