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 […]

Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

🕔Nov 15, 2017You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it’s only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to […]

Illinois: 2017 a Great Year for Pumpkins

🕔Oct 25, 2017Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 Illinois pumpkin crop is looking good. In fact, one expert says, “Don’t hesitate to carve more than one this year. There are plenty […]

Illinois: Harrington Seed Destructor Demonstration, Savoy, Oct. 12

🕔Sep 8, 2017Farmers battling herbicide resistant weeds could add a new weapon to their arsenal, but it’s not a chemical. The Harrington Seed Destructor destroys this year’s weed seeds during harvest, preventing […]

Herbicide Rotation Ineffective Against Resistance in Waterhemp, Says Study

🕔Sep 6, 2017Farmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations. A common practice for most of that time has been to rotate between different herbicides every season. But despite farmers’ best efforts, […]

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