No. 12 Article 1/June 16, 2006

Corn and Soybean Insects Discussed at Crop Session

Producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts can gain valuable information about seasonal corn and soybean insect pests at a workshop on June 30. Western corn rootworm, soybean aphid, and western bean cutworm, among other insects, will be discussed at the Crops Training Center on the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona. The workshop will provide an update on corn and soybean insect problems, ongoing research, and management strategies. University of Illinois Extension entomologists will lead the discussion.

The workshop will include hands-on samples, handout materials, and in-field activities (weather permitting). Continuing education units have been applied for for Certified Crop Advisers.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop will be conducted from 9:00 to noon (lunch is not provided). The cost is $25; reservations are due by June 23 to Whiteside County Extension, c/o Greg Clark, 100 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270; telephone (815)772-4075. Make checks payable to University of Illinois Extension.

A brochure for the workshop is available from Whiteside County and other Extension offices in northern Illinois. A minimum of 20 reservations is needed.

Another workshop on August 9 will emphasize nitrogen fertility and weed control management. The programs are sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.--Jim Morrison

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