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Lightning bugs are a sure sign of summer, but they also serve as an important indicator for farmers. If you see them, it’s time to scout your fields says Kelly Estes with the Illinois Natural History Survey. 



Even though populations have been low the past couple of years, Estes says corn rootworm still remains one of the top corn pests in Illinois. 



Estes says she’s also been receiving scattered reports around the state of army worm in both wheat and corn. 

 
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