ACES Twitter Chat April 26:

Trouble in the Field: Managing Diseases, Insects in Crops

What are the major pathogens affecting crops like corn and soybean?
How will the winter we just had affect insect pests in 2018?
What is the difference between a sign and symptom?
What are the most important insect pests in field crops in Illinois?

Diseases and insect pests can severely impact yield and quality of field crops in Illinois, including corn, soybean, and small grains. What are the major disease and insect issues that producers should have on their radar? What is the best way to control them? Join us for a Twitter chat with ACES experts Dr. Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Plant Pathologist, both of the Department of Crop Sciences, Thursday, April 26, from noon-1 p.m. CT to learn about how to manage potentially damaging diseases and insect pests in field crops.

How can you take part in this exciting conversation?

  1. Go to Twitter. Type in #askACES. Click the “Latest” tab. Watch the questions and answers from noon-1 p.m. CT.
  2. Ask your own questions and contribute to this conversation by including #askACES with your question.
  3. If you aren’t on Twitter, watch the live feed at
    If you have a question, but can’t participate in the live chat, send it to
  4. Watch ACES social media (Twitter and Facebook) for a follow-up podcast with Nathan Kleczewski and Nick Seiter.

Don’t miss the discussion on April 26. Your questions are important to us as we tackle this challenging and impactful topic.

 The College of ACES is excited to host this series of chats – #askACES – on Twitter addressing some of the hot topics in social media today. Recently, we’ve discussed a variety of topics from water quality with Dr. Laura Christianson, Dr. Paul Davidson and Jonathan Coppess to nutrition labeling with Dr. Brenna Ellison, Dr. Anna Arthur, and Dr. Jennifer McCaffrey. Our goal is to distribute sound science on social media and provide the public an opportunity to engage in a conversation and ask their questions about these topics. We would love to have you join us on Twitter for these chats and contribute to the conversation. Or, listen to the follow-up podcasts at

News writer: Stephanie Henry, 217-244-1183,