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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Acreage Report and Stocks Report

Posted by John Fulton -

Here are Excerpts from the "Extension Update" newsletter: USDA's Acreage Report today indicated 92.888 mil. acres of corn were planted this spring, up 19% from 2006, and above the range of 89.85 and 91.70 million acres expected by the market. USDA also reported 64.081 mil. acres of soybeans were planted this year, down 15% from the 2006 crop. Tha...

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Fungicide use on corn - Bulletin article

Posted by John Fulton -

Prophylactic Fungicide Applications on Corn: A Good Practice? If rumors hold true, Illinois will likely see higher use of foliar fungicides on hybrid corn in the 2007 growing season than in any of the previous seasons added together. Three factors seem to be driving this potential increase in fungicide use: market price of corn; increased corn-on-corn acreage, which increases foliar d...

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Crop Scouting Workshop Reminder

Posted by John Fulton -

2007 Logan Co. Field Crop Scouting Workshop Series Date Host Educator SW NM IPM CM...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles

Posted by John Fulton -

The beginnings of the Japanese beetle emergence is underway now. Small groupings have been seen feeding on field weeds and trees. Field crop control measures are warranted when beetles are doing 30% defoliation on soybeans prior to bloom, 20% defoliation after bloom, and during pollination of corn when 3 or more beetles are clipping silks and pollination is not complete. Product...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Burrower bug nymphs
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Dry Weather Insects and Relatives

Posted by John Fulton -

Dry conditions have brought about some relatively unusual insect phenomena such as false chinch bug and burrower bug. Both have the capacity to do damage, but often they are more conversational. Here is some information on burrower bugs from Mike Gray in 2001 What are burrower bugs? These small insects (less than 8 mm in length) look somewhat like stink bugs. Th...

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Weekly Update - from Matt Montgomery in Sangamon/Menard Unit

Posted by John Fulton -

- SOUTHERN CORN LEAF BEETLE - While not really a 2007 area problem, the Southern Corn Leaf Beetle is at least "detectable" in the Sangamon-Menard Unit. Southern Corn Leaf Beetles are a more recent addition to our pest spectrum, only noted in our unit during the 1998 growing season. They became somewhat infamous during that brief period of time riddling the leaves and stems of seedling corn with sm...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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