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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Next Episode | May 31st

Beef Cow Nutrition Strategies for 2018

Feed cost is the number one determinant of profitability in cow-calf operations. Nutrition impacts reproductive success, longevity, and future calf performance. How do beef cattle producers best manage pastures and feed resources to ensure sustainable beef production? Join us for a Twitter chat with ACES experts Dr. Dan Shike, associate professor of animal sciences specializing in cow-calf nutrition and management, and Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension Beef Cattle educator, on May 31 from noon-1 p.m. CT to find out the latest in beef cow nutrition strategies.

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Trouble in the Field: Managing Diseases and Insect Pests in Crops


Diseases and insect pests can severely impact yield and quality of field crops in Illinois, including corn, soybean, and small grains. What are the major disease and insect issues that producers should have on their radar? What is the best way to control them? Join us for a Twitter chat with ACES experts Dr. Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Plant Pathologist, both of the Department of Crop Sciences, on April 26 from noon-1 p.m. CT to learn about how to manage potentially damaging diseases and insect pests in field crops.

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