Your Crop Experts

University of Illinois Extension supports the economic viability and environmental sustainability of productive lands in Illinois. Our educators and specialists can provide recommendations and information or refer you to appropriate resources targeted to your needs.

Find the expert for your specific crop question.

Talon Becker, Commercial Agriculture State Educator based in Urbana
Row crop agronomy; cover crops; plant physiology, breeding, and genetics

N. Dennis Bowman, Specialist in digital agriculture based in Urbana
Digital agriculture, precision agriculture; row crops; integrated pest management (IPM); UAV/drones

Rachel Curry, Watershed Outreach Associate based in Galva
Nutrient loss reduction; soil health; cover crops; watershed planning

Nicole Haverback, Watershed Outreach Associate based in Effingham
Nutrient loss reduction; soil health; cover crops; watershed planning

Nathan Johanning, Commercial Agriculture Educator based in Waterloo
Commercial fruit & vegetable production; cover crops and no-till production; weed management; soil management & fertility; commercial pumpkin production; grain crop production

Nick Seiter, Research Assistant Professor
Field crop entomology and pest management; Insect identification; Integrated pest management (IPM)

Teresa Steckler, Commercial Agriculture State Educator based at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson
Ruminant livestock management; bovine infertility; small ruminant production

Elizabeth Wahle, Commercial Agriculture State Educator based in Collinsville
Commercial vegetable production; commercial fruit production

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