Signup to receive email updates




or follow our RSS feed

Authors

Angie Peltier


Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture



follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Grain bins

Temperature fluctuations outside can lead to temperature and moisture issues in stored grain

It is widely understood that the quality of grain coming out of storage is never going to be better than the quality of that grain going into storage. For some that stored 2016 corn, Diplodia and other ear molds ensured that grain quality going into storage was not of ideal quality. Fluctuating air temperatures this winter and spring has the potential to cause moisture or hot-spots to develop in s...

Read More >

Figure. Anhydrous ammonia tank (Gerald Holmes, Valent USA Corporation, Bugwood.org).

Dr. Nafziger to Present Nitrogen Management Webinar on Thursday, March 30

In the Bulletin , Dr. Emerson recently announced a nitrogen management webinar that he will present this Thursday: "On Thursday, March 30 beginning at 9:00 AM, I will present a webinar summarizing our recent N management research, which is funded by the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) using fertilizer checkoff funds. Topics will include the status...

Read More >

Figure. First-year Palmer amaranth infestations are unlikely to look like the one captured by former Extension Educator Robert Bellm in this soybean field near St. Louis. The crop producer intended to mow this field in an effort to minimize additions to the soil weed seed bank.

Evaluate your herbicide-resistance management plan by answering these 5 questions

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weeds

Over time farm sizes have increased as the number of farmers has decreased. This, along with the trend toward soil conservation and the wide-spread adoption of no- or reduced-tillage, has led to the increased reliance on herbicides as the only weed management strategy many employ. Herbicides bind to specific molecules in plants -known as a herbicide's site of action (SOA)- which interferes with...

Read More >