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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. Grain sorghum (Image: Dr. Patrick Brown).
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Sorghum Research comes to the Northwestern Research Center

Anyone driving by the West side of the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) this past summer likely noticed a field of plants that looked alien to the typical landscape in Warren County Illinois.  A team of University of Illinois researchers led by Dr. Patrick Brown, Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences, is studying the genetic control...

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December 16th webinar focuses on farmland rental rates from both the landlord and tenant perspectives

Any person that works at a local Extension office can tell you that at certain times of the year incoming phone calls are dominated by cash rent questions. These questions come from both parties that are negotiating rental rates: owners of farmland that aren't interested in farming it themselves and farmers looking to rent land to farm. Although most land rental agreements for 2014 are...

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Monthly departure from average

October and November 2013 Weather Summary

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weather

Brian Mansfield and Marty Johnson collect soil and air temperature and precipitation data at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) for the National Weather Service each day. A 30-year average is generated from this data and is one way to determine how much the current month's temperature and rainfall may have differed from the recent past....

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

2013/2014 Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program Training and Certification Clinic Schedule

The Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Law require that anyone purchasing or applying restricted use pesticides be licensed. There are five different license types and 17 different categories of licensure . In order to apply for a li...

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