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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. Japanese beetles feeding on corn silks at the Northwestern Illinois Ag R&D Center in Monmouth.
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They're baaaack! Scouting tips and thresholds for Japanese beetles.

Posted by Angie Peltier - Insects

When applying post emergence herbicides in several of the Northwestern Research Center's soybean fields over the last week or so, research specialist Marty Johnson noticed large clusters of Japanese beetles feeding on volunteer corn plants. When one beetle lands to feed it tends to attract a lot of friends and mates ( Figures ). Japanese beetle ID. Japane...

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Center Field Day - July 26, 8 AM

Join personnel from the Northwestern Illinois Ag Research and Demonstration Center for their 36th annual field day on July 26. Buses will leave the research center (321...

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Figure. Your Hill and Furrow blog author for the last 6 years, Angie Peltier.

Changes coming to Hill and Furrow

Posted by Angie Peltier -

Since the Hill and Furrow blog began in April 2012, a conscious effort has been made to keep its author (me) in the shadows so as to not distract from article content. However as Friday, June 23 will be my last day at University of Illinois Extension, major changes will be coming to the Hill and Furrow. I'd like to thank the blog's loyal subscribers and encourage you to not unsu...

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Figure. Foliar symptoms of bacterial leaf streak showing long lesions with wavy margins and halo visible with backlighting.  Photo courtesy of Scott Schirmer Illinois Department of Agriculture, State Plant Regulatory Official.

Keep an eye out for bacterial leaf streak in corn

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

Last growing season (2016) a new corn disease called bacterial leaf streak (BLS) was confirmed in Illinois for the first time in DeKalb County. Symptoms of BLS include narrow yellow, tan, brown or orange lesions with wavy margins that occur between and along leaf veins (Figure). While symptoms of this disease were observed in Nebraska as early as 2014, it took scientists several years t...

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