Soybean Insect Research Information Center
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Western Corn Rootworm
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Illinois Natural History
Survey - Center for
Economic Entomology

University of Illinois at
1101 West Peabody
Drive Room 144
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Phone: 217-244-1274
Fax: 217-333-6784

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SIRIC was established in 1969 to compile the world literature of arthropods associated with soybeans and to produce a database of that literature. The Center has published bibliographies on soybean entomology, and served growers, researchers, and institutions around the world.

Related Organizations
SIRIC is a project of the Illinois Natural History Survey's Center for Economic Entomology, and the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, with generous current support from the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board, the Strategic Research Initiative in Information Systems and Technology of the Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR), and the National Soybean Research Lab. The Web search interface and computer server for the SIRIC database is prepared and maintained by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

About the SIRIC Database
The SIRIC database was first computerized in 1972 and closed in 1990, but has now been improved, updated, and for the first time, made publicly available for searching via this Web site.

A collection of links to selected sources on soybean entomology, as well as to soybean organizations and entomological sites.

Meet the Staff
SIRIC's current principal investigators are entomologists Edward J. Armbrust, Michael E. Irwin, and William G. Ruesink. SIRIC was previously lead by entomologist Marcos Kogan.

What's New
Included are new features of the SIRIC database.

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