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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.
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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. Marty Johnson and Brian Mansfield plant corn at the NWIARDC on April 21, 2014.
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Spring Field Operations

Planting Operations are Underway . Now that soil temperatures have become more favorable for seed germination, Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) Research Agronomist Brian Mansfield and Research Specialist Marty Johnson have been hard at work planting corn during the past several days ( Figures ). They take turns operati...

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Upcoming Program - 2013: A Research Year in Review

Have you always wondered what happened at the University of Illinois' Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center just outside of Monmouth on 210 th Avenue? To find out, join us at the Monmouth Country Club (1451 E. 3rd Avenue) at 1 p.m. on March 11 th for 2013: A Research Year in Review . We will be...

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Figure. Brian Mansfield cleaning out planter boxes to plant a different hybrid.
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April 2013 Weather Summary and Planting Progress

APRIL 2013 WEATHER Soil Temperature Air Temp Growing degree units 4" (Bare) 4" (Sod) (°F)...

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List of 2013 NWIARDC Trials

Brian Mansfield and Marty Johnson, Research Agronomist and Research Specialist, respectively, recently compiled a list of the 2013 NWIARDC Research Trials . There will be a total o...

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Figure. Crop rotation/tillage study started at the NWIARDC in 1996.

What is small plot research?

At the University of Illinois Research Centers we do small-plot research. This isn't research that takes place in the highly controlled environment of a laboratory or a test tube, but outdoors. A farm field is a diverse environment, with many abiotic factors (rocks and other inorganic soil components, soil nutrients, residual pesticides, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, etc.) and biotic...

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Figure. Locations for the 2012 corn hybrid testing program; Blue = Locations for which data is available, Red = data compromised by drought.

2012 hybrid and variety trial results are available

Variety testing – corn As you make your seed selections for next year, a great resource for side-by-side comparisons of yields, lodging and seed quality data are available at the click of the mouse! Data from the University of Illinois' Department of Crop Sciences 2012 Variety Testing Program are in. The Variety Testing Program was established in 1934 and is a uni...

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