CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Flying drones for strategic crop scouting and effectively managing cover crops are important skills today, so Dennis Bowman, a crop science educator, is naturally on top of both.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
Ethanol is commonly used as a gasoline substitute, but an engineering startup sees the potential to use the corn-based fuel as a cleaner, renewable substitute for diesel fuel as well.
When will the next great herbicide arrive on the scene? No one knows, but one thing is certain: It won’t be tomorrow.
URBANA, Ill. — When Patrick Tranel was hired as the first molecular weed scientist at the University of Illinois 20 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined how relevant his work would be to herbicide resistant weeds these days.
With wet and cold weather creating planting headaches this spring, some farmers are modifying weed control programs to adapt to changing conditions.