Corn: Breeding Traits to Improve Water Use Efficiency

🕔Nov 19, 2018With approximately 80 percent of our nation’s water supply going towards agriculture, it’s fair to say it takes a lot of water to grow crops. In a climate with less predictable […]

Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savoy, Aug. 16

🕔Jul 11, 2018Ever wondered how you could use drones to make life easier on the farm? Need new and effective management strategies for western corn rootworm, soybean diseases, or herbicide-resistant weeds? Plan […]

Herbicide Resistance: A Conversation Might Be Your Best Management Tool

🕔Jun 6, 2018In the fight against herbicide resistance, farmers are working with a shrinking toolkit. Waterhemp, a weedy nemesis of corn and soybean farmers, has developed resistance to multiple herbicide modes of […]

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

🕔May 24, 2018Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]

Corn Belt: Real Time Crop Data Using Satellite and Super Computers

🕔Apr 6, 2018Corn and soybean fields look similar from space – at least they used to. But now, scientists have proven a new technique for distinguishing the two crops using satellite data […]

Biofuels: Illinois Researchers Receive $1 Mln to Study Bioenergy Crops

🕔Apr 2, 2018The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the […]

Midwest Corn: University of Illinois Receives Grant to Predict Hybrid Performance

🕔Mar 29, 2018University of Illinois corn breeder Martin Bohn has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund research that will improve breeding efficiency. […]

Deer: Researchers Sorting Out the Cause of Chronic Wasting Disease

🕔Feb 8, 2018Deer infected with chronic wasting disease are doomed to a slow and certain death, eventually wasting away as they lose the ability to eat and drink. There is no cure […]

Nutrient Runoff in Mississippi River: Specific Strategies Compared in Study

🕔Jan 23, 2018Every summer, the Gulf of Mexico is flooded with excess nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants and farm fields along the Mississippi River basin. And every summer, those nutrients […]

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

🕔Jan 11, 2018Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected […]

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