No. 11 Article 1/June 6, 2008

Crop Insect Management Update Scheduled

Producers, agribusiness dealers, and crop scouts can gain timely information about corn and soybean insects on Thursday, June 26, at the Crops Training Center, Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road, Shabbona. Corn rootworm, soybean aphid, and western bean cutworm are among the insect pests to be discussed.

The workshop will address field crop insect issues to date this season and others expected to arise through July in northern Illinois. An overview of insect research efforts in 2008, with some background from previous years, will be shared. Presenters will be Dr. Kevin Steffey, University of Illinois Extension entomologist, and extension educators.

The workshop will include hands-on samples, handouts, and viewing of field research trials (weather permitting). Three hours of continuing education units in IPM have been applied for for Certified Crop Advisers.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop runs from 9:00 to noon (no lunch provided). The cost is $30, and reservations are due by June 23 to Whiteside County Extension, c/o Greg Clark, 100 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270; telephone 815-772-4075. Make your check payable to University of Illinois Extension. Reservations also can be made online at

A workshop brochure is available from Whiteside County Extension and other Extension offices in northern Illinois. At least 20 reservations are needed for the event to be held.

Additional workshops at the Crops Training Center are set for July 18 (corn and soybean diseases) and August 13 (soil fertility and status of the corn crop). The programs are all sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.--Jim Morrison

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