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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.
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Common rust in corn

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

Common rust of corn is caused by a fungus called Puccinia sorghi. P. sorghi and other rusts need living hosts to complete their life cycle and survive over the winter months. P. sorghi spores survive in the southern US and move northward to Midwestern corn fields along the "Puccinia pathway" ( Figure ). Disease can occur if weather conditions are favorable once spo...

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Figure. Cover crops were on display for attendees at the 32nd Annual NWIARDC Field Day.
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32nd Annual NWIARDC Field Day was a success

Last week Wednesday's Field Day was a hot one, with temperatures reaching into the 90's before 11 AM. This didn't stop Extension Specialists from the University of Illinois from presenting information to the producers and other agricultural professionals in attendance ( Figure ). During this field day, an attendee and farmer, Mr. Rich Fleischer and University of Illinois...

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Figure. Mesh pheromone trap used to trap European corn borers and corn earworm at the NWIARDC.
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Field Crops Pests - Illinois Trapping Network

Posted by Angie Peltier - Insects

Agricultural professionals throughout the state including University of Illinois Extension Educators are working alongside Kelly Estes of the Illinois Natural History Survey to survey agricultural pests. Through a network of traps around the state, these folks are working to get snapshots of popu...

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