Midwest Corn: Weather at Key Growth Stages Predicts Yield, Quality, Study Says

🕔Jan 29, 2019Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year. With all that data, it takes months after harvest for government agencies to analyze total yield […]

Ag Economy Outlook – Perspectives From Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Extensions

🕔Jan 25, 2019Recent updates from Purdue University, the University of Illinois, and Iowa State University provide a snapshot of variables impacting the U.S. agricultural economy in 2019.  Today’s update looks briefly at key points from each […]

Crop Growth Boosted 40% by Making Photosynthesis More Efficient

🕔Jan 11, 2019Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration […]

Waterhemp’s Metabolic Resistance to Topramezone – What’s the Cause?

🕔Nov 29, 2018Corn naturally tolerates certain herbicides, detoxifying the chemicals before they can cause harm. It’s what allows farmers to spray fields with the class of herbicides known as HPPD-inhibitors, which kill […]

Corn: Breeding Traits to Improve Water Use Efficiency

🕔Nov 19, 2018With approximately 80 percent of our nation’s water supply going towards agriculture, it’s fair to say it takes a lot of water to grow crops. In a climate with less predictable […]

Corn: Illinois Study Identifies Key Drivers of Corn Photosynthesis

🕔Oct 5, 2018We may not be able to see them, but plant leaves are riddled with tiny pores that open to bring in carbon dioxide, the gas converted into sugars through the […]

Illinois Corn and Soybeans – Will the August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 7, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

Illinois Grain: Will August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 5, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

Soybean Cyst Nematodes: They Keep Evolving – How and Why?

🕔Aug 16, 2018What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It’s not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two classes […]

Dicamba Injury: The Unmistakable Fingerprint – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2018If you hear hoofbeats, the old saying goes, think horses — not zebras.   Weed scientists want you to recall that saying when you walk soybean fields this year and spot […]

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