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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. Dean Hauser and new College of ACES faculty members comparing commercial and plot-scale harvest equipment.

NWIARDC personnel host new faculty tour

Posted by Angie Peltier -

The University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has very a large umbrella, covering many areas of research and education including: agricultural and biological engineering, agriculture and consumer economics, animal science, crop sciences, food science and human nutrition, human and community development, natural resources and environmental sciences, nutritional sciences, agricultural communications, and agricultural education.

Every year the Dean of the college, Dr. Robert Hauser, and personnel in his office host a tour of points of interest in Illinois for faculty members that have recently joined the college. This diverse group, from nutritionists to agricultural engineers, from wildlife ecologists to economists, toured the NWIARDC yesterday (Figure).

We had several stops on the tour highlighting several of the research projects at the NWIARDC including: oats as a cover crop for weed control in garlic; the effects of different cover crops on corn and soybean yield and soil nitrogen and phosphorus retention; a long-term corn-soybean-wheat crop rotation and tillage study; and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program. For more information, consult a document summarizing stops on the tour.

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