No. 15 Article 1/July 2, 2004

Training Session to Focus on Managing Summer Insects

Producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts are invited to participate in the workshop "Managing the Insects of Summer" on Tuesday, July 13, in DeKalb County. The workshop, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, will be conducted at the Crops Training Center on the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona.

Classroom discussion and in-field demonstrations (weather permitting) will focus on the variant western corn rootworm, European corn borer, and soybean aphid. Management strategies, scouting guidelines, economic thresholds, and performance of control products will be discussed. Dr. Mike Gray, an Extension entomologist, will lead the discussion. Continuing education units have been applied for certified crop advisers.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon (no lunch provided). The cost is $25 per person, and reservations are due by July 6 to the Quad Cities Extension Center, c/o Dave Feltes, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 2, East Moline, IL 61244, telephone (309)792-2500. Make your check payable to University of Illinois Extension. At least 20 reservations are needed to conduct the workshop. --Jim Morrison

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