Illinois: Bitter Cold Jan. Likely Won’t Reduce Crop Pests Mar 15, 2019

🕔Mar 15, 2019Despite record cold air temperatures, soil temperatures averaged slightly warmer than normal in Illinois this winter. Consequently, the arctic conditions are expected to have little effect on overwintering field crop […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Biggest Pest Problem in 2018 Sep 18, 2018

🕔Sep 18, 2018As field and research season winds down, we’re able to finish collecting and summarizing data. One of our biggest summer projects is the annual corn and soybean survey. While some […]

Illinois: Western Corn Rootworm – Adult Sampling and Economic Thresholds May 31, 2018

🕔May 31, 2018Based on degree day accumulations, western corn rootworm egg hatch should be underway in much of Illinois (roughly south of Peoria as of May 29; you can view your specific […]

Illinois: Black Cutworm Moth Flight Beginning Apr 24, 2018

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soil temperatures and field activity are increasing along with moth migration from the south. Insect traps (figure 1) are out around the state and we’ve been capturing both true armyworm […]

Illinois Corn: Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in 2018 Mar 9, 2018

🕔Mar 9, 2018Rootworm management is a yearly consideration for most corn producers in central and northern Illinois. Western corn rootworm is the primary pest species throughout most of the state, but areas […]

Illinois: Agronomy Field Day,Ewing, July 27 Jul 11, 2017

🕔Jul 11, 2017The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.  Every growing season presents challenges to production, and […]

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