There's much to know about mulch
Good Growing

There's much to know about mulch

What's the best mulch to use?

Scientists use invisible light to monitor crop photosynthesis, performance
Farm and Field

Scientists use invisible light to monitor crop photosynthesis, performance

Scientists use invisible light to monitor crop photosynthesis, performance

First-graders spend day on the farm
Agriculture

First-graders spend day on the farm

More than 200 Hancock County first graders spent their schoolday climbing in tractors and combines, playing with farm animals and riding around on a hayrack Tuesday during the Hancock County Farm Bureau's "Down on the Farm" event.

Project developing genetic control of waterhemp
Farm and Field

Project developing genetic control of waterhemp

Developing genetic control of waterhemp

LaHood hopes farmers don't become collateral damage in brewing trade war
Illinois News

LaHood hopes farmers don't become collateral damage in brewing trade war

U.S. Rep Darin LaHood believes farmers will be collateral damage if a trade war erupts between the United States and China. ""That will hurt the farm economy. It will hurt job opportunities," he said Thursday during a visit to Lewis Hybrids in Ursa.

Planting season: Area farmer says, 'We're not behind anymore'
Agriculture

Planting season: Area farmer says, 'We're not behind anymore'

Landon White has a list of things to do the rest of the week, but planting corn and soybeans isn't on it. The Augusta-area farmer's already done.

Dividing plants during the growing season
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Dividing plants during the growing season

Dividing plants during the growing season

Satellites, supercomputers provide real-time crop data
Farm and Field

Satellites, supercomputers provide real-time crop data

Satellites, supercomputers provide real-time crop data

Understanding climate change in Illinois
Good Growing

Understanding climate change in Illinois

This past week, I was honored to be invited to the Western Illinois University Agriculture Banquet, where faculty and students celebrated another year of education, research and community outreach.