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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.
Photo: Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota,

2013 Illinois grazing events

Posted by Angie Peltier - Livestock

For those that are interested in learning about the most current grazing research, the University of Illinois Extension has partnered with the several organizations to offer three programs throughout the state in March and one in June. Look at the flier for more details about program partners, locations, and dat...

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Figure. Illinois drought map from July 26th, 2012 (Source: US Drought Monitor).

Illinois county average 2012 yields released

I know that many producers like to compare the average grain yield of their operation to the county average. The United States Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) released estimates of 2012 county corn and soybean yield averages on February 21,...

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Figure. Aspergillus ear mold (photo: Nancy Keller).

Why scouting stored grain is a good idea

I have not been willingly neglecting the Hill and Furrow Blog. Since the holidays, many weeks have been spent traveling around the state participating in University of Illinois Extension winter meetings. My topic for the Crop Management Conference series was corn ear molds and mycotoxins. I did write a blog arti...

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Feb 11

FAST Training workshop - February 26th

The University of Illinois team of Agricultural Economists that develop the FARMdoc website and Farm Analysis Solution Tools (FAST) are coming to the Knox County Extension Office for a FAST training workshop. This workshop is designed to help farmers "make informed decisions using your computer and spreadsheet". Topics will focus on crop insurance, balance sheet and ratio analyses, and risk manage...

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Figure. New online resource on newer agricultural tiling capabilities.
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Two new online Extension resources

The University of Illinois Extension web-team has released two new online resources. A new online learning module is open both to the public and to Certified Crop Advisors that are looking to earn one continuing education unit ( Figure ). This module is called " Corn Residue and Foliar Disease ". Many foli...

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