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 […]

Illinois: Gov. Rauner Releases Additional $5 Mln to Extension

🕔Jun 22, 2018Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the release of $16 million in agriculture grants on Friday, including $5 million for University of Illinois Extension services. The announcement was made at Stremsterfer Farms […]

Herbicide Resistance: A Conversation Might Be Your Best Management Tool

🕔Jun 6, 2018In the fight against herbicide resistance, farmers are working with a shrinking toolkit. Waterhemp, a weedy nemesis of corn and soybean farmers, has developed resistance to multiple herbicide modes of […]

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 […]

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