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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. Screen shot from a webinar housed on the USDA Science and Technology Training Library. There is a statement under credits (red box) that indicated whether the webinar is geared toward CCAs.

Upcoming and archived conservation webinars offer learning (and CEU) opportunities

Farmers are interested in research-based information about resource conservation and certified crop advisors (CCAs) are continually in search of opportunities to earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their certification. Every two years a CCA must earn 40 CEUs. At least 20 of these CEUS must be from sources that have obtained pre-approval and have been assigned an official tracking...

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Figure. Researchers plant oats breeding lines at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center (March 23).
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Oats planting kicks off 2016 growing season

Researchers finished planting oats for Dr. Fred Kolb's research program yesterday (March 23) before the rain began (Figures). Dr. Kolb works a professor and small grains plant breeder in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. The goal of his field research is to develop improved small grains varieties. In...

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Figure. Western corn rootworm beetles feed on corn silks.

Western Corn Rootworms: Bt traits, in-furrow or seed treatment insecticides and resistance management

Posted by Angie Peltier - Insects

Western corn rootworm larvae feed on corn roots. This feeding injures corn roots, which can result in lost yield. Research has shown that for every one node of root pruned, there is an average of 15 percent yield loss. Research over the years has led to the development of multiple strategies to minimize rootworm feeding injury, from broadcast insecticides to crop rotation, from insectic...

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