Extension Ag Update
January/February 2002
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education

Internet Links

Calculator for Crop Insurance
http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/cropins/

A web-based calculator that allows farmers to project crop insurance for the following: Actual Production History (APH), Revenue Assurance with the base price option (RA-BP), Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC), Group Risk Plan (GRP), and Group Risk Income Plan (GRIP).

Weed Identification
http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/weedid/

Enter plant characteristics to narrow the list of possible weed matches.

Economic Thresholds for Weeds
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/%7Evista/abstracts/aECTHR.html

A fact sheet discussing how to determine if weeds need to be controlled.

Corn Insect Pests — 52-page guide
http://ipm.uiuc.edu/agriculture/corn/insects/cip.pdf

This comprehensive books helps you identify common corn insects.

Corn Flea Beetle Fact Sheet
http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/fieldcrops/insects/corn_flea_beetle/

This fact sheet discusses the life cycle and how to scout for corn flea beetle.

Wireworm Fact Sheet
http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/vegetables/insects/wireworm/

This fact sheet discusses the life cycle and how to scout for wireworm.

Wireworm Bait Station
http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/videos/wireworm/

On-line video giving instructions on how to set up and manage a bait trap for wireworms.

Rhizoctonia Root and Stem Rot of Soybeans Fact Sheet
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/%7Evista/abstracts/a511.HTML

Evaluate your soybean fields using this guide to common soybean diseases.

Root and Stem Diseases of Soybeans Fact Sheet
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/%7Evista/abstracts/a504.html

Look for these common soybean diseases while you are scouting.

Foliar Diseases of Wheat Fact Sheet
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/%7Evista/abstracts/aFOLIARWH.HTML

Use this guide to identify diseases in your wheat crop.

Predictive Evaluation of Alfalfa Quality
http://nautilus.outreach.uiuc.edu/peaq/

Determine the best time to harvest the highest quality alfalfa hay.

Alfalfa Weevil Fact Sheet
http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/fieldcrops/insects/alfalfa_weevil/

This fact sheet discusses the life cycle and how to scout for alfalfa weevil.