University of Minnesota news
Blueberries, pumpkins, apples and tomatoes are all on the agenda for the 28th annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference on Feb. 19 at NIU-Rockford in Rockford.
The unknowns facing the agriculture sector are much greater today than in the past few years and possibly decade.
Properly timing corn and soybean harvest is a critical crop management decision. While an early harvest can reduce field losses, drying costs can increase. Likewise, harvesting later reduces drying costs, but may result in decreased crop quality and reduced yield.
Although Claire Hodge did not plan on a career in agriculture, that changed while shopping at a farmers market.
Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will host its fourth annual Pennycress Field Day on May 25 at the Agriculture Field Laboratory.
Researchers from the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center at the University of Illinois can detect soil tillage practices from space, weaving together data from ground images, airborne sensors and satellites.
A pasture is a high-quality crop — not a place — for graziers utilizing managed intensive grazing systems.
Zach Ducheneaux is a child of farm financial crisis of the 1980s, when farmers were dealing with rising inflation, rising interest rates, uncertainty in the markets and weather events.
Nitrous oxide may be much less abundant in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, but as a greenhouse gas, it’s a doozy. With a potency 300 times greater than CO2, nitrous oxide’s warming potential, especially via agriculture, demands attention.
The American Seed Trade Association elected its 2022-2023 officer team during the association’s all-new Leadership Summit in Indianapolis.
Social housing is the future for raising dairy calves. “From 70% to 75% of the calves in the U.S. are housed individually during the pre-weaning period but that’s changing,” said Whitney Knauer, DVM and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.
There are so many things worth celebrating in June, but all things dairy is my reason for the season during National Dairy Month! The best part about dairy is the endless variety of products.
Field trials of a new cover crop, CoverCress, are in its third year at the Illinois State University Farm and multiple benefits are being realized as intended.
One of the more confounding political riddles pundits love to debate is how Democrats “lost” rural America. If the past month is any indication, however, it looks less like the Dems lost rural America and more like they are just lost in rural America.
Corn rootworm management is no longer simply a “plug and play” strategy.“ It’s to the point where we can’t just rely on broad-scale recommendations. We need to take our operations and manage them on a field-by-field basis,” said Eric Wilson, Wyffels Hybrids agronomy manager.