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Field Day

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.

August 18, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Weeds plentiful in Illinois fields this year

Weeds plentiful in Illinois fields this year

URBANA, Ill. — There was certainly no shortage of weeds to study at the University of Illinois Field Day June 28 in east central Illinois. The abundance of weeds here is similar to what farmers are finding across the state.

July 14, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Beck’s research delves into row spacing, soil testing

Beck’s research delves into row spacing, soil testing

DOWNS — Steve Pitstick, a Dekalb County farmer, goes to a number of field days and precision farming events, and he said sometimes he is disappointed when there is nothing new in the way of technology or ideas he can use.

August 28, 2016 2:20 pm(0)
Powdery mildew challenges pumpkins

Powdery mildew challenges pumpkins

EWING — In the four years since Ryan Lash and his family opened their pumpkin patch to the public in South Central Illinois, he has learned a great deal about all things pumpkin.

September 17, 2014 11:00 pm Video Photos

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