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New grant to reveal tillage effects on crop yield, farmland sustainability

Researchers from the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Illinois can detect soil tillage practices from space, weaving together data from ground images, airborne sensors, and satellites. Now, with a grant from the...
28-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Implementation of school-based wellbeing programs benefits from multiple voices

Health and wellbeing education can be an important addition to a school curriculum. But for these programs to be effective, they must be delivered in a way that works for everyone, including students, instructors, and school administrators. A new...
27-Mar-2023 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois’ McCammon selected for inaugural Team USA vs. College All-Star Wheelchair Basketball Competition at Women’s Final Four

Morgan McCammon of the University of Illinois has been selected to participate in the inaugural Team USA vs. College All-Star competition taking place at the NCAA Women’s Final Four, as announced today by the United States Olympic & Paralympic...
27-Mar-2023 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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U of I study gives a thumbs up to carefully formulated vegan diets for dogs

In today’s pet food market, there are products to match nearly every lifestyle, value system, and price point pet owners demand, including vegan formulations. New University of Illinois research shows at least two human-grade, lightly cooked vegan...
27-Mar-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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