Every year, entomologists with the Illinois Insect Management Research Program in the department of crop sciences conduct numerous insect management research trials in Illinois.

The goal of the trials and reports are to provide accurate and unbiased evaluations of insect control products and management strategies to assist growers in the state. The trials and numerous evaluations are summarized in reports sent to cooperating sponsors of the research and ultimately made available to the public.

In 2004, U of IL created the title on Target for annual summaries of field crop insect management trials conducted by entomologists in the department of crop sciences. The 2004 and 2005 editions of on Target are now available on the Web. Visitors need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files; a link is provided for a download if needed.

The 2005 edition of on Target has results regarding control of corn rootworms, Japanese beetle grubs, soybean aphids, twospotted spider mites and corn earworms. In the The 2004 on Target also has information about control of black cutworms and bean leaf beetles. In both editions, live links lead to the Web sites of supporting organizations and appropriate insect fact sheets.

SOURCE: the Bulletin and on Target from the University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences and Extension educators in IPM and Crop Systems.