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Rootworm management and biology meeting

Posted by Russel Higgins - Corn

It has been cold! So cold that the Illinois River at Morris is nearly frozen from edge to edge. This is one of the very few times I have seen this event. Will the extreme cold be detrimental to the insect population, rootworms in particular? Join us at the Corn rootworm management and biology meeting at the NIARC and find out. This meeting will be of special interest to those questioning the effectiveness of  their rootworm management program. Did you experience lodged corn in 2013, even if you used traited corn?

Is single-event Bt, stacked and pyramided corn varieties the best way to control corn rootworm larvae? Is a soil insecticide needed to guarantee greater control in 2014?

To expand on this the dialogue and share the most current research, University of Illinois entomologists Dr. Mike Gray and Dr. Joe Spencer will visit the Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center (NIARC) in Shabbona for a morning program on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. Advance registration is not required and there is no cost for the program. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please notify prior to the event.

The NIARC is located at 14509 University Road, Shabbona, IL 60550.

If you have questions, please contact Russ Higgins at 815-274-1343.

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