July 22, 2009
Gary Schnitkey, State Extension Specialist, will provide information about the ACRE program at a meeting hosted by FBFM Fieldmen Jim Phelan and Kent Leesman at the Emden Community House, Emden Illinois, as follows:
Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 7:00 am to about 8:30 a.m.
Place: Emden Community House, Main St., Emden, IL
Coffee and Rolls will be provided, and no reservations are needed.
July 17, 2009
Some diseases, particularly gray leaf spot, are clearly visible on highly susceptible hybrids. Information about fungicides, application, and returns on the dollar are available at: http://ipm.illinois.edu/bulletin/article.php?id=1180 There is also an article on stalk quality related to fungicide application at http://ipm.illinois.edu/bulletin/article.php?id=1185
Japanese beetles continue to increase in number. The following bulletin article deals with Japanese beetles: http://ipm.illinois.edu/bulletin/article.php?id=1177
Corn rootworm beetles remain few and far between at this time, but maintain a lookout for potential silk clipping. Later maturing corn may have more problems as beetle numbers increase.