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Black Cutworm Moth Update - from Mike Gray

Posted by John Fulton -

Although no intense flights (nine or more moths caught over a two-day period) of black cutworm moths have been reported, captures of this species have been common in several Illinois counties and states, said a University of Illinois Extension entomologist. Mike Gray said that impressive flights of black cutworm and armyworm moths have been...

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Illinois Prepares for Avian Influenze - Bird Flu - from Ken Koelkebeck

Posted by John Fulton -

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been reported in the Midwest, causing illness among poultry and temporarily disrupting deliveries and supplies of eggs. Although the virus has not been seen in Illinois, University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences Professor Kenneth Koelkebeck is alerting poultry farmers in the state so that they can take necessary precautions to avoid infec...

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Spring Nitrogen Management - from Emerson Nafziger

Posted by John Fulton -

Most corn producers have planned their spring nitrogen program for 2015, and many have already started to implement their program. Such plans might include fall ammonia application, early spring application of ammonia or another form of nitrogen, or plans to apply all of the nitrogen at or after planting, said a University of Illinois crop scientist. "In recent years, there has been a t...

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