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Phillip Alberti

Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
palberti@illinois.edu

Phillip Alberti works in commercial crop production, assisting growers and producers by providing resources for row crop production. His area of expertise includes soil fertility, corn and soybean management practices, cover crops, and no-till systems.

He determines production needs and assists local producers to improve productivity and integrate new practices via impact programming and consultations. Phillip also assists the Illinois Pest Monitoring Network by monitoring pest activity throughout the growing season to provide information to local growers in NW Illinois.

Originally from Southeastern Wisconsin, Phillip received a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Botany from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and a Master of Science in Plant Sciences from South Dakota State in 2017. His graduate project involved research to determine the best management practices for alternative oilseed crops in the semi-arid regions of Western and Central South Dakota.

During the year, he provides consultation and assistance to area growers and producers related to their management practices.