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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

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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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February 28 Soil Fertility Seminar to offer continuing education

Soil fertility, crop production practices and environmental stewardship will be the foci of a Soil Fertility Seminar on February 28, 2017 in 18 different University of Illinois Extension county offices. Presentations will be delivered through web conferencing from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Topics and speakers will include: Increasing importance of sulfur for field cro...

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Registration now open for the 2017 Regional Crop Management Conferences

Registration is open for the 2017 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and are designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management. Certified Crop Advisers can e...

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Figure. A camera located above a sampling probe helps workers in the scale house at a grain elevator in Western Illinois collect samples.

Collecting Grain Samples: Updating P + K Grain Removal Rates

Crop plants have needs that must be met in order for them to grow and reproduce. They need water, sunlight, CO 2 , above-ground space and some sort of matrix into which to extend their roots. Additionally, to meet the needs that are above and beyond what is provided by the seed, plants require nutrients in varying quantities. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are considere...

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Grant Program for Farmers and Ranchers Interested in Increasing Sustainability

From soil erosion to compaction to weed management struggles, farmers know best what is may be limiting crop production or long-term sustainability in the fields that they farm. However during this period of razor-thin margins farmers may be unwilling or unable to fit the costs of experimenting with new conservation practices into their balance sheets. If you are a farmer that has an in...

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CEU Opportunity: Soil Health Webinar - August 24, 2016

Field agronomists, farmers and others interested in soil health are encourage to join the soil health webinar on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The webinar will be presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), and qualifies for one soil and water continuing education...

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March 2, 2016 Webinar - Phosphorus Runoff from Surface and Subsurface Fertilizer Applications

An hour-long webinar, scheduled to begin at 9 AM on March 2, will present the results of NREC-funded research regarding how P placement may affect loss....

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1 to 3 PM on Feb 11 - Live Resilient Corn Production Webinar - **CEU Opportunity**

A webinar will be held live, from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, February 11. See the results of a five-year, multi-state research project focused on farm management practices and their potential for making corn-based agriculture more resilient. The practices provide resiliency in times of drought, reduce soil and nutrient losses under saturated soil conditions, decrease farm field nitrogen...

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Penciling it out: Would splitting your N application work for your operation?

There are economic and environmental pressures for farmers to consider applying their nitrogen at more than one time. Nitrogen that is lost to nitrification and nitrate leaching is not available for crop use. In addition, nitrate-nitrogen lost from farm fields can move into ground and surface waters resulting in water quality and potential regulatory issues. This summer the Illinois EPA...

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2015 Soil Fertility Seminar to be Held in 17 Illinois Counties on February 27

Attendees can learn results of some of the latest soil fertility research going on at Midwestern Universities at the 2015 Soil Fertility Seminar. Certified Crop Advisors can earn up to FIVE Nutrient Management CEUs at the 2015 Soil Fertility Seminar. This seminar, to be held in 17 county Extension offices (see map), will feature the results of some of the most current...

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Figure. The area of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico varies each year, but has been larger than the ecological limit of 1,991 square miles set by an agreement between representatives from the federal government and 12 states that border the Mississippi River in 27 of the past 30 years. Data source: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy – Draft Available for Public Comment

Public comment period: open until January 24, 2015. On November 25, 2014 the Illinois's Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and Department of Agriculture (IDOA) jointly released a draft Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) for public comment. All comments must be either emailed to...

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Exciting Program Planned for the 2015 Regional Crop Management Conferences!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Regional Crop Management Conferences. These 2-day conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and are designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management. Certified Crop Advi...

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Resilient ag conference now open to crop advisors and farmers - Register by July 28th

CCA Continuing Education Units Available. Certified Crop Advisors can earn continuing education credits through in-person and online attendance of the Resilient Agriculture Conference, August 5-7, in Ames, Iowa. Most conference sessions will be live-streamed, with the exception of the field activities and farmers and crop advisors throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to att...

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Soil & Water Management Seminar to be held February 26th

The University of Illinois Extension will be offering a Soil & Water Management Seminar on February 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is geared toward Certified Crop Advisors, farmers and other agricultural professionals and will be held at both the Knox County Extension Office and in the 4-H Auditorium at the McDonough County Fair Grounds....

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There's still time to register for 10th Annual Crop Management Conference

University of Illinois Extension is hosting the 10 th annual Illinois Crop Management Conferences in January and February. Each conference is a two-day, in-depth program providing university research-based information on current crop production issues. The conference is geared toward farmers, Certified Crop Advisors, and other agriculture professionals and will address many 'hot topi...

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Private Well Water Classes

Watching the radar Monday night and listening to the National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches being issued – more than 2 inches of rain was forecasted to fall in less than 1 hour in the Illinois River valley! – got me thinking again about the safety of private well water. Steve Wilson, a groundwater hydrologist for the Illinois State Water Su...

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