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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. Physoderma brown spot lesions.
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Postmortem: Corn Diseases in 2015 - Old Nemeses and New Foes

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

Timely planting in April and May was followed by record-setting rains in June. This led to ponded water that remained for long periods of time in some areas. Research has shown that flooded, anaerobic soil conditions can be devastating for young corn plants, resulting in suffocation death after only 3 to 4 days. Flooded soil conditions can also favor water mold pathogens like Pythium. Water mol...

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Figure. Thick, white, moldy fungal growth characteristic of Diplodia ear mold caused by Stenocarpella maydis (photo: Dr. Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky).

Fungicides investigated for Diplodia ear mold management

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

In a September, 2015 Plant Health Progress article entitled, " Timing and Efficacy of Fungicide Applications for Diplodia Ear Rot Management ", Purdue Plant Pathologist, Dr. Kiersten Wise and graduate student Martha Romero Luna, summarize a series of field and lab-based experiments in which they investiga...

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