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April 2000

Corn and soybean field guide available

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2000 Corn and Soybean Field Guide, a pocket-sized reference book for diagnosing insect, weed, disease and nutrient problems, is available for purchase.

This 200-page edition of the popular guide, a cooperative effort of the Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center and the Purdue Pest Management Program, now features color photographs in the disease and fertility diagnosis section to aid in the correct analysis of disease symptoms. The herbicide and insecticide tables have also been revised for this 13th edition. The guide also contains a new section containing useful tips for individuals practicing no-till farming.

"We have found that the guides are invaluable tools for farmers, particularly during the growing season," said Greg Willoughby, director of the Crop Diagnostic Training Programs. "But the pocket guides are also great resources for sales reps, field scouts and a variety of other people. The guides are great for anyone who has a need to diagnose and treat problems in the field."

According to Willoughby, the guide is designed primarily for use in the Eastern Corn Belt, but previous guides has been purchased by many people not from this geographical region.

"This guide is one of only a few of this type in existence," he said. "We have people buying our guide from as far northwest as Nebraska and Canada and as far southeast as Georgia. More than 75 percent of our customers do come from the eastern Midwest, though."

The 2000 Corn and Soybean Pocket Guide costs $3.50, plus 5 percent sales tax for Indiana residents. Order toll-free from the Purdue Media Distribution Center at (888) 398-4636. For orders of 100 or more copies, contact Greg Willoughby, (765) 494-7731,

Compiled by Beth Forbes, (765) 494-2722,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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