Continuous Corn: 20 Year Study Highlights Negative Impacts on Soil Health Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Soil microbes are living, working barometers of soil health. They are responsible for turning atmospheric nitrogen into forms plants can use, and for releasing nitrogen back into the air. Farm […]

Illinois: Creative Solutions Ensure Pesticide Applicators Can Go to Work Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
While many of us are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some 37,000 licensed pesticide applicators are going to work, ensuring an abundant food supply and weed- and insect-free […]

Corn: New Method Measures Productivity in Real Time Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. The research, published […]

Cover Crops Have Universally Positive Effect on Soil Microbiome – Study Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois shows the practice can boost soil microbial […]

Corn One Step Closer to Bacterial Leaf Streak Resistance Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but Tiffany Jamann says it’s a major problem in the […]

Pigweed and Waterhemp: Is Genetic Weed Control Possible? Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two aggressive weeds that threaten the food supply in North America, are increasingly hard to kill with commercially available herbicides. A novel approach known as genetic […]

Corn: Breeding Traits to Improve Water Use Efficiency Nov 19, 2018

🕔Nov 19, 2018
With 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, 2018

🕔Jul 11, 2018
Ever 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, 2018

🕔Jun 6, 2018
In 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, 2018

🕔May 24, 2018
Many 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 […]

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