Wet weather pushes soybean planting into cover crops
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Wet weather pushes soybean planting into cover crops

Cool, wet weather is forcing more farmers to consider how to plant soybeans into tall, mature cover crops this spring.

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Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum
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Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum

Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow, so how do farmers kill them without harming the crops?

Scientists develop wheat that fights celiac disease
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Scientists develop wheat that fights celiac disease

With celiac, the body's immune system reacts to gluten -- the protein that gives breads, pasta and cereal their chewy, crunchy texture -- causing nausea, cramps, malnutrition and other health problems.

Illinois farmland values, lease rates holding steady
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Illinois farmland values, lease rates holding steady

Farmland values and rents in Illinois are holding steady across most of the state according to a report released by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Citizen scientists needed for pollinator project
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Citizen scientists needed for pollinator project

University of Illinois Extension is calling all lovers of bees, butterflies and other pollinators to join scientists in tracking their distribution and habitat use across the state from the comfort of home, school or community garden.