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USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated yield increases of 20 percent. A $45 million, five-year reinvestment

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Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation

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Biofuels: New Feedstock Could Fly Airlines Thousands of Miles

Biofuels: New Feedstock Could Fly Airlines Thousands of Miles

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 11, 2017

A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered

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Soybean Rust Develops ‘Rolling’ Epidemics as Spores Travel North, According to Study

Soybean Rust Develops ‘Rolling’ Epidemics as Spores Travel North, According to Study

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Although Midwestern soybean growers have yet to experience the brunt of soybean rust, growers in the southern United States are very familiar with the disease. Every year, the fungus slowly moves northward from its winter home in southern Florida and

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Soybeans and Nitrogen:The Right Situation at the Right Time with the Right Product – DTN

Soybeans and Nitrogen:The Right Situation at the Right Time with the Right Product – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Jul 7, 2017

We have heard a lot about applying nitrogen (N) on soybeans over the past few years. It comes with mixed reviews because supplemental N application only provides a yield benefit about half the time. Commodity prices over the past few

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Iowa Farmland Values Decline, Cash Rent Issues

Iowa Farmland Values Decline, Cash Rent Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 20, 2016

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Wednesday’s Des Moines Register that, “Iowa’s average farmland value declined for the third year in a row, down 5.9 percent to $7,183 an acre over the past year. It’s the first time

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Corn: Splitting Nitrogen Applications – The Right Balance – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Sep 1, 2016

Scientists will tell you any applied nitrogen regardless of form and time applied is vulnerable to loss. Soil can’t naturally hold any in reserve unless it’s in the organic form. Or can it?   I recently spoke to a farmer

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Fertilizer: Sulfur Lacking in Fields, Study Says

Fertilizer: Sulfur Lacking in Fields, Study Says

👤From University of Illinois College of Agricultural 🕔May 9, 2016

With the move from burning coal to natural gas and low-sulfur coal and an increase in the use of scrubbers, only about 25 percent as much atmospheric sulfur is available today, compared to 40 years ago. Sulfur balances in agricultural

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Illinois: New Field Model Predicts Warmer, Wetter Spring

Illinois: New Field Model Predicts Warmer, Wetter Spring

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 28, 2016

Farmers and risk managers rely on accurate predictions of soil workability to plan field working days, but weather variability is making predictions less reliable. New models, developed by University of Illinois researchers, provide a way for farmers and risk managers

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Illinois, Syngenta Team Up Over Photosynthesis Improvement Project

Illinois, Syngenta Team Up Over Photosynthesis Improvement Project

👤By Carl Woese, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 11, 2016

The University of Illinois (Illinois) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, have signed an agreement to implement a commercialization strategy for intellectual property developed under the “RIPE: Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency for Sustainable Increases in Crop Yield” project, which is funded

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