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 […]

Corn: Increasing Ground-Level Ozone Levels a Hidden Threat Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019
Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has received relatively little attention as a potential […]

Palmer Pigweed Resistance – Keys Behind the Evil Genius Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
Palmer amaranth’s resistance to PPO-inhibiting herbicides, a group of chemicals that disrupt chlorophyll synthesis, is especially problematic with glyphosate already out of the picture. Farmers had been turning to PPO-inhibitors […]

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 […]

Nitrogen Reduction Practices May Be Affected by Climate Changes Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern […]

Webinar: ARC/PLC, 2019 Grain Farm Income, 2020 Cash Rent Update – Aug. 30 Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019
Farmers soon begin be able to make the commodity program choice between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Details and tools for the ARC/PLC decision will presented […]

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 […]

Warming Midwest Increases Likelihood Farmers Will Need to Irrigate Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new […]

Waterhemp Found Resistant to Another Class of Herbicides Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019
In a new study from the University of Illinois, scientists document waterhemp’s resistance to yet another class of herbicides, known as Group 15s. The study provides the first documentation of […]

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