Extension Ag Update
May/June 2001
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Assessing Soil Quality: Evaluating Soil Infiltration
The infiltration rate is a measure of how fast water enters the soil.  Measuring the infiltration rate can give an indication of soil structure and the presence of soil compaction.  Running an infiltration test is quite simple and uses tools that most of us already have. More

University of Illinois Plant Clinic: Open May 1 - Sept. 15
The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has served as a clearinghouse for plant problems since 1976. Services include plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses. More

Rural Route 2 Is Available at 1-800-468-1834
The Rural Route 2 service is designed to help farm families get through tough times. More