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Specialist keeps eye to future as Illinois Extension service changes

Specialist keeps eye to future as Illinois Extension service changes

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.

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Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.

June 19, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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Research looks into ethanol opportunity

Research looks into ethanol opportunity

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.

June 15, 2017 3:00 pm(0)
New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

When will the next great herbicide arrive on the scene? No one knows, but one thing is certain: It won’t be tomorrow.

June 15, 2017 11:00 am(0)
Academics offer ‘practical outcomes’ for weed battle

Academics offer ‘practical outcomes’ for weed battle

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.

June 14, 2017 4:30 pm Photos

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Wet, cool weather complicates herbicide plans

Wet, cool weather complicates herbicide plans

With wet and cold weather creating planting headaches this spring, some farmers are modifying weed control programs to adapt to changing conditions.

June 09, 2017 1:00 pm(0)