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Japanese beetle

First Japanese Beetles of 2014

Posted by John Fulton -

The first Japanese beetles of 2014 have emerged in the Lincoln, Illinois area. I caught four of them in my pheromone trap located just north of Lincoln on June 19th. Remember, these beetles will attract others to places where they begin feeding by giving off pheromones to attract others....

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Census of Agriculture Information Available at the County Level

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2012 Census of Agriculture information is now available at the county level. The County profiles for Logan Menard, and Sangamon Counties are available at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/54173.pdf for Logan, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/54174.pdf for Menard, and http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/downloads/54175.pdf for Sangamon. You may copy and paste the...

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2014 Crop Scouting Workshop Series

Posted by John Fulton -

June 11, 2014 will kick-off the 24 th year of the Crop Scouting Workshop Series. Blair Hoerbert will host the session at his farm in rural San Jose in Logan County. The featured speaker for the day is Dennis Bowman, Extension Educator in Commercial Agriculture Field Crops. Bowman will cover aspects of using drones in scouting, as well as current pest and management topics....

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Pond Weed Control - from Mike Roegge

Posted by John Fulton -

Now is the time to consider treatment of ponds and lakes to prevent aquatic vegetation from overwhelming the water. If the water had excess aquatic vegetation last year, chances are it will this year as well. Controlling these weeds when the populations are low, before they’ve had an opportunity to greatly expand, makes the job much easier and potentially less costly. Keep in mind tha...

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