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THEY’RE BACK, AND THEY’RE HUNGRY

Swarms of Japanese beetles in western and central Illinois are doing a number on corn and soybean crops, leaving farmers to wonder if the cost of damage caused by the pests could outweigh the cost of spraying. “There’s some damage, we know,” said Tazewell County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Godke. “The soy plants are being… read more

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CORN ROOTWORM UPDATE

Corn rootworms have initially hatched anywhere from May 4th to June 13th over the past 19 years, and U of I’s Mike Gray says this year’s first observance on June 2 was in the middle.

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