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Angie Peltier

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.
Figure. Crop rotation/tillage study started at the NWIARDC in 1996.

What is small plot research?

At the University of Illinois Research Centers we do small-plot research. This isn't research that takes place in the highly controlled environment of a laboratory or a test tube, but outdoors. A farm field is a diverse environment, with many abiotic factors (rocks and other inorganic soil components, soil nutrients, residual pesticides, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, etc.) and biotic...

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Do you need continuing education units to maintain your CCA certification?

Do you need continuing education units to maintain your CCA certification? If you do, you are in luck. There will be numerous opportunities for earning credits at many of the University of Illinois' winter meetings ( Corn-Soybean Classics , Crop...

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Figure. Spray rig.(Image: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,

Commercial Pesticide Training and Certification Clinics

The Illinois Department of Agriculture requires that anyone purchasing or applying restricted use pesticides be licensed. In order to apply for a license, a person must pass a test administered by either the University of Illinois Extension or the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The U of I Extension – Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) provides test training and study m...

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Figure. Bare soil temperatures at a 4 inch depth at the NWIARDC.

October 2012 Weather Summary

Here is the weather summary for the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center. OCTOBER 2012 TEMPERATURES Soil Temperature Air Temp 4" (Bare) 4"...

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Figure. Locations for the 2012 corn hybrid testing program; Blue = Locations for which data is available, Red = data compromised by drought.

2012 hybrid and variety trial results are available

Variety testing – corn As you make your seed selections for next year, a great resource for side-by-side comparisons of yields, lodging and seed quality data are available at the click of the mouse! Data from the University of Illinois' Department of Crop Sciences 2012 Variety Testing Program are in. The Variety Testing Program was established in 1934 and is a uni...

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