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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.

Busy, busy, busy

Posted by Angie Peltier -

This week has been and continues to be extremely busy for Extension personnel (me) at the NWIARDC.

There are plenty of agronomic issues of importance this time of year, but I have no time to address them in the blog.

Why so busy?

Introduction to Vegetable Disease Tuesday and Wednesday nights I am teaching the Introduction to Vegetable Disease Workshop aimed at Small Farms clientele. The first evening was spent learning about general principles of plant pathology: the causes, diagnosis, and control of vegetable crop diseases. Wednesday night will focus on specific diseases of importance to vegetable producers in Illinois and feature hands-on exercises using vegetable disease samples brought in by participants.

This pilot vegetable disease workshop will lead to more workshops for Small Farms clientele in the future.

Western Illinois University Agronomy Field Day Thursday afternoon I will be at the Western Illinois Field Day speaking about identifying and managing foliar diseases of corn. The program will begin at noon with lunch and presentations will begin at 12:45 on the timely topic of weather. The field day presentations will then move to the field, highlighting current production research at WIU.

If you have not already made plans for tomorrow, the field day is open to the public. More information is listed on the WIU Agronomy Day website.

Stay tuned next week for current recommendations for foliar fungicides on corn.

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