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Around the County 2014

Black Cutworm Moths for 2014

This is an update on the black cutworm pheromone trapping program for 2014. There was an intense capture in Logan County covering the weekend of the 12th and 13th of April. Based on models, the predicted date for first cutting would be May 14, 2014 from this intense flight and moth capture. You can...
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First Japanese Beetles of 2014

The first Japanese beetles of 2014 have emerged in the Lincoln, Illinois area. I caught four of them in my pheromone trap located just north of Lincoln on June 19th. Remember, these beetles will attract others to places where they begin feeding by giving off pheromones to attract others.
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Pond Weed Control - from Mike Roegge

Now is the time to consider treatment of ponds and lakes to prevent aquatic vegetation from overwhelming the water. If the water had excess aquatic vegetation last year, chances are it will this year as well. Controlling these weeds when the populations are low, before they’ve had an opportunity to...
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2014 Crop Scouting Workshop Series

June 11, 2014 will kick-off the 24th year of the Crop Scouting Workshop Series. Blair Hoerbert will host the session at his farm in rural San Jose in Logan County. The featured speaker for the day is Dennis Bowman, Extension Educator in Commercial Agriculture Field Crops. Bowman will cover aspects...
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