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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. Fall armyworms collected in a pheromone trap at the Northwestern Illinois Ag R&D Center near Monmouth in 2016.

Fall Armyworms in Western Illinois: Is Your Pasture at Risk?

Monitoring insect populations. Insect pheromone traps are monitored throughout the growing season at the Northwestern Illinois Ag R & D Center in Monmouth. Pheromones are insect hormones that attract individuals of the opposite sex for mating purposes. In our traps a small piece of rubber is impregnated with a pheromone specific to the insect we are trying to monitor. The t...

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Figure. Tall fescue pasture (image: John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University,

2013 Illinois Forage Expo

Mr. Dale Baird recently wrote the following press release about the upcoming Illinois Forage Expo: "The 2013 Illinois Forage Expo will be held on Tuesday July 16 hosted by Adam Schroeder, Coal Valley, Illinois. The event will be held on Niabi Zoo Road, just east of the Zoo in Rock Island County. The Expo will start at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. The Forage Expo will include fie...

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Red imported fire ants (Image: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service,

Moving baled hay from areas under quarantine for imported fire ant

Posted by Angie Peltier - Hay Insects

With 2012 drought in the Midwest, livestock producers may be looking to purchase baled hay from out of state. The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has recently released an Industry Alert Press Release that reminds people about fire ants quarantine areas and associated laws. As of December 2011, there were 14 s...

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Illinois Department of Transportation - Interstate Hay Hauling Policy

The Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider released a new policy allowing farmers to transport up to 12 foot-wide loads of hay on the interstate. This new, but temporary, policy is detailed...

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