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 […]

Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene

🕔Dec 11, 2017Midwest farmers know all too well that Western corn rootworm populations have stopped responding to insecticides and the genetically modified corn hybrids designed to resist insect attacks. But, University of […]

Soybeans: Using Dicamba Herbicides to Manage Resistant Weeds

🕔Nov 29, 2017Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate (group 9), PPO inhibitors (group 14), and ALS inhibitors (group 2). This has greatly reduced the number of effective […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

🕔Sep 15, 2017Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated […]

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

🕔Sep 12, 2017Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia […]

Biofuels: New Feedstock Could Fly Airlines Thousands of Miles

🕔Sep 11, 2017A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours […]

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