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Dairy sector boasts 100 years of successful herd data collection

The U.S. dairy industry operates a comprehensive data collection program that records herd production information from farmers nationwide. The program provides crucial input for cattle breeding and genetics, and its cooperative structure ensures...
23-Mar-2023 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research uncovers details about the mysterious author of early astronomy textbooks

Research by Gregory Girolami, the William and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, uncovered previously unknown details about the enigmatic English scholar Margaret Bryan, including her family background...
23-Mar-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Local manure regulations can help reduce water pollution from dairy farms

Animal agriculture is a major source of water pollution in the United States, as manure runoff carries excess nutrients into rivers and lakes. Because of their non-point source nature, most farms are not regulated under the federal Clean Water Act....
21-Mar-2023 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE renews bioenergy center at Illinois

Earlier today the DOE announced a five-year extension of funding for the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), to a total of $237.9 million for the period from 2017 to 2027.
17-Mar-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Department of Speech and Hearing Science Rose From a Humble Start

As humble beginnings go, it would be difficult to top that of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois.
15-Mar-2023 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Could AI-powered object recognition technology help solve wheat disease?

A new University of Illinois project is using advanced object recognition technology to keep toxin-contaminated wheat kernels out of the food supply and to help researchers make wheat more resistant to fusarium head blight, or scab disease, the...
15-Mar-2023 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using a standard RGB camera and AI to obtain vegetation data

Aerial imagery is a valuable component of precision agriculture, providing farmers with important information about crop health and yield. Images are typically obtained with an expensive multispectral camera attached to a drone. But a new study from...
10-Mar-2023 5:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WormAtlas expanding beyond C. elegans with support from NIH

The National Institutes of Health recently pledged $2.6 million towards the Center for C. elegans Anatomy, also known as WormAtlas. The center provides anatomical resources for researchers studying C. elegans, the tiny nematode worm that serves as a...
7-Mar-2023 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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