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Pests, Weeds and Wheat in Illinois

May 25, 2012
By: Pam Fretwell, Director of AgWeb Radio; Farm Journal Special Projects Editor google + 

Diseases are putting some pressure on the Illinois wheat crop
 

Kelli Bassett, Pioneer area agronomist, gives an update on pest and weed pressures in central Illinois as well as an update on the region's wheat crop.

Bassett says that although bean leaf beetles did some damage to the early planted soybean fields, they aren't causing as much of a problem now. In wheat, armyworms were an initial concern, but now she says diseases such as leaf stripe and rust are putting pressure on the wheat crop.

Listen in as she describes these pressures and what producers can do about them:

 

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RELATED TOPICS: Wheat, Crops, Weeds, Pest Watch

 

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