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From herbicides to growth- promoting chemicals, plant hormone research continues to offer new ideas for the world of agriculture.
Peach growers in Illinois dodged a bullet in March. That’s good news not only for the farmers, but for their fruit-loving customers.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A robot that moves along the corn row counting emergence, a vaccine against a devastating swine disease and an analysis center for crop information gathered by drones or airplanes are all ideas formed in an Illinois business incubator park.
4 C. peaches, peeled and sliced
6 unpeeled medium peaches, halved and pitted
3 C. fresh peaches
Measure and record the stored grain temperature at several places near the top surface, along the walls and within the grain. Temperature sensors are an excellent tool when monitoring stored grain, but remember, they only measure the grain’s temperature next to the sensor.
Allowing grain to warm to average outdoor air temperatures during the summer can lead to insect infestations and mold growth. The optimum grain temperature for insect activity is approximately 70 degrees to 90 degrees.
University of Illinois professor Girish Chowdhary shows how TERRA-MAP, uses sensors and cameras to provide data for seed companies and farmers.
Members of the Soil Diagnostics startup work on their product’s hardware in an office at the EnterpriseWorks, an incubator operated by the University of Illinois.