Growers and advisors in the Corn Belt can count on an updated field guide.
The 2008 edition of the "Corn and Soybean Field Guide is now available. The pocketbook-sized in-field reference provides a variety of applicable information for row crop producers and crop specialists throughout the Corn Belt.
The 2008 version includes improved photos for easier identification of insects, weeds, plant diseases, herbicide injuries, and nutrient deficiencies.The pesticide tables — which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides — have been updated, and a few minor adjustments have been made to the fertility section.
"This publication has a lot of practical information for people in production agriculture," says Corey Gerber, director of the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. "The books are condensed and can be carried in a pocket or left on the dash of a pickup for easy use."
The field guide is $6, and orders can be placed now. Visit the Purdue Extension Education Store at www.ces.purdue.edu/new to order online. To order by phone, call 888-EXT-INFO and ask for item number ID-179. A form for mail orders can be downloaded online at www.agry.purdue.edu. The Web page also contains a link for viewing sample pages of the field guide.