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

Pesticide applicator training and testing locations and dates set

The Illinois Pesticide Licensing Act requires licenses for anyone using restricted use pesticides or applying either restricted or general use pesticides as part of their job. There are five different license types and 17 different categories of lic...

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Figure. Frequency of a given fall 7-day period containing the first day with a daily high temperature 32 degrees or lower (1981-2010; Midwest Regional Climate Center cli-MATE tools).

Weather summary: Have below-freezing high temperatures arrived early in 2014?

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weather

Early Below-Freezing High Temperatures? If it seems as if cold, winter weather has arrived earlier than usual this year, that's because it has. We can compare the daily high temperatures in Monmouth on November 12 (31 °F) and 13 (26 °F), 2014 to those of 30-year period that the National Weather Service, the Midwest Regional Climate Center and others typically use to com...

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Farmers, CCAs, anyone with an interest: Time spent with an online course is likely time well spent

Each year the University of Illinois Extension’s 2-day Extension Crop Management Conference series brings 13 hours of training to farmers, Certified Crop Advisors and other professionals working in agriculture. Extension personnel captured audio of three speakers presenting four different topics during the 2014 Crop Management Conferences. Personnel in the Extension web office then synced the a...

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