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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. The main menu screen for Spray Calc; there are four main functions as well as a link to information about the app and a help icon that details what each main function in the app can be used to calculate (Photo and caption: Scott Bretthaeur).

Free University of Illinois App Developed to Help Applicators with Sprayer Calculations

University of Illinois Extension has released a new smartphone app to assist applicators with many of the calculations that are used when setting up and calibrating a sprayer. Pesticide Spray Calculator, or "Spray Calc", was developed by Scott Bretthauer , Ex...

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Figure. Growing degree days accumulated each day between April 10 and August 15, 2014 (blue bars) and total growing degree day accumulation during this period (red line). Data obtained using cli-MATE tools from the Midwest Regional Climate Center),

Cool temperatures and crop development, corn planting dates and yield estimates

July temperatures. Temperatures below the 30-year "normal" prevailed over much of July and are continuing into August ( Table ). Comparing the temperature data collected at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) to the "normals" at a weather station 4 miles away in Monmouth (with a larger data set) gives us a decent ind...

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Figure. Foliar symptoms of sudden death syndrome have exploded at the NWIARDC this week.
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Severe sudden death syndrome symptoms develop in soybeans

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

Note: click on photo to enlarge, see captions or see other pictures. SDS in Western Illinois. SDS symptoms began to develop this week in a soybean planting date study at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) ( Figure ). The symptoms have become more severe and have been observed on mor...

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