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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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Online Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Resources

As you make your soybean variety selections for 2013, it is important to keep in mind the little animal that often stealthily threatens yield, the soybean cyst nematode. The most recent US SCN yield loss estimates are from 2006 through 2009. In these four years, when comparing SCN-caused losses to those attribut...

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FAST tools (Farm analysis solution tools) to help with 2013 crop rotation and insurance decisions

University of Illinois' Agricultural Economists that contribute to the farmdoc and farmdocDAILY websites have put together several useful tools to help in making financial decisions for your operation. These tools are called FAST tools , which stands for Farm Analysis Solution Tools and were developed with financial support...

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Figure. Average Illinois corn and soybean yields between 1982 and 2012; yellow dots - corn yields, orange dots - soybean yields (Source: Dr. Emerson Nafziger).

How did 2012 yields compare with state yield trends?

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One way to gauge the severity of the 2012 drought is to look at how the 2012 corn and soybean yields varied from the 30-year trend. Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Agronomist, recently summarized this data. There has been an overall positive trend in Illinois corn and soybean yields over the past 30 years. This is due to a variety of factors: increased yield potential of mo...

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

Upcoming Local Soil Fertility-Nutrient and Soil and Water Management Programs

With 2013 harvest and fall field operations completed in near record time and the recent snap of colder weather, perhaps you are itching to get out and about to some winter Extension programs. Two programs (Soil Fertility and Soil and Water Management Workshops) have been scheduled to occur in many Extension Units throughout the state in February. Check your local Extension Unit's webp...

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