Corn Hybrids: High Yields Come with More Variability

🕔Apr 9, 2018The agriculture industry is in a tough spot; it’s simultaneously tasked with feeding a growing population and minimizing its environmental footprint. For corn breeders, that means improving nitrogen-use efficiency and […]

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. […]

Genetic Weed Control? Researchers Look for New Way to Fight Resistant Weeds

🕔Mar 29, 2018The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a $500,000 grant to University of Illinois researchers in the Department of Crop Sciences. The project will lay the groundwork […]

Ag Robot Speeds Data Collection, Analyses of Crops as They Grow

🕔Mar 13, 2018A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Maximizing Harvest with the Right Blade

🕔Jan 17, 2018You wouldn’t use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the […]

Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: Sorghum Offers Highest Yields in Many Parts of U.S.

🕔Jan 16, 2018According to a recent ruling by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 288 million gallons of  must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply in 2018. Although this figure is […]

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 […]

Price Prospects For 2018 – Grains, Livestock

🕔Dec 29, 2017This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

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