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 […]

Ag Labs Open For Business…With Modifications – DTN Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
Amid coronavirus-related lockdowns, most states and university administrations have deemed soil and plant diagnostic testing laboratories as “essential” services, able to remain open to accept samples from farmers and scientists […]

Insect Pests: Aerial Trap Network Describes Life in the Skies Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its natural enemies along for the ride. So, naturally, finding itself in […]

Rice: In Lower Light, Some Varieties Photosynthesize Better Than Others Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize—the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars […]

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 […]

Illinois: Impact Mills Do Better Than Weed Seed Counts Might Indicate Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Impact mills, which destroy weed seeds picked up by a combine, may be doing an even better job than previously thought. A recent University of Illinois study, running an Australian […]

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: New A.I. Algorithm Better Predicts Yields Feb 20, 2020

🕔Feb 20, 2020
With some reports predicting the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027, there is an increasing need to develop sophisticated data-analysis solutions that can guide management decisions in […]

Harrington Seed Destructor Substantially Reduces Weed Seed Bank Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, farmers are increasingly eager to add non-chemical control methods to their management toolbox. Impact mills, which destroy weed seeds picked up by a combine, […]

University of Illinois Announces Center for Digital Agriculture Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the creation of the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), a new center that brings together agricultural producers, researchers, and industries to innovate on the […]

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