University of Illinois Announces Center for Digital Agriculture

🕔Oct 9, 2019The 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, 2019Like 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, 2019Palmer 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, 2019Bacterial 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, 2019Nitrogen 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, 2019Farmers 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, 2019Waterhemp 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, 2019If 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, 2019In 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 […]

Herbicide Resistance: New Mutations Rarer Than Expected, Says Study

🕔May 28, 2019After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant. Though preliminary, the findings suggest that the […]

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