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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture



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Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
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Winter Research and Education Center Meeting

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Earlier this week Research Agronomists, Farm Foremen, and Extension Educators associated with the University of Illinois Research and Education Centers met on campus (Figure). The purpose of this meeting was to talk about what happened at the centers in 2012: research, the 2012 drought, what worked, what didn't work. Personnel were also able to visit with campus-based researchers to discuss their...

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Figure. Illinois drought monitor map for the week ending December 4th, 2012 (Source: U.S. Drought Monitor).
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November 2012 Weather and Drought Summary

Precipitation Total rainfall in November at the NWIARDC in Monmouth was down 1.3 inches, leaving the total rainfall accumulation since January 1 st at 23.9 inches. The total departure from normal rainfall was 12.5 inches for the year ( Table ). Each Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor rele...

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Winter Extension Programs

Researchers from the University of Illinois are poised to deliver timely research-based recommendations through conferences scheduled in several locations around the state of Illinois this winter. 2012 Farm Economics Summit - December 10 - 14, 2012 - Five locations The team of agricultural economists that brings you online economic information on...

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