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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.
ST. LOUIS — Big Data in agriculture isn’t really new. The technology used to collect it may be, but common sense still rules its use.
Atop a 35 foot scaffolding tower, Brody Dunn, a University of Illinois student, spends his evenings collecting western corn rootworm beetles as they disperse from the Urbana, Ill., fields where they developed as larvae. Joseph Spencer, University of Illinois principal research scientist, lea…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When a tall, thin robot was introduced to visitors at University of Illinois test plots July 13, it was reminiscent of early “Star Wars” movies, when such robots were science fiction.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — “What do consumers want?” and “What do we do about it?” are two questions livestock producers frequently ask.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the Illinois Pest Management Bulletin July 3.
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.
Goodbye, sudden death syndrome and cocklebur. Hello, frogeye leaf spot and Palmer amaranth.
GEFF, Ill. — After spending half the morning gathering soil and tissue samples from one of his fields, Terry Taylor got mixed up on where some of the samples were taken. So he had to start all over again.
Is Extension still relevant? George Czapar thinks so.
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 compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc project at University of Illinois, for the university’s Farm Policy News website.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the university’s Pest Management Bulletin.
ST. LOUIS — It’s almost as if agriculture is a dirty word at ag colleges today.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kelly Estes, coordinator of the Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey, for the University Extension Pest Management Bulletin.
SIMPSON, Ill. — Funding cuts that led to the shuttering of the agronomy portion of the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center haven’t dramatically affected beef research here. At least not yet.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For the thousands of students and staff, 2017 marks the 150th year of the University of Illinois.
PAXTON, Ill. — At age 80, Melvin Coulter is an active part of the family farm near Paxton. He doesn’t worry too much about the future of his farm because the next generation is on the rise.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois Manure Share, created by the University of Illinois, is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials for use in composting or application in contact with livestock owners.