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Injectable trace minerals may help dairy cows fight aflatoxin

· July 31, 2018

Injectable trace minerals may be the answer for dairy cattle that have consumed aflatoxin-contaminated feed, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. “If we’re providing enough trace minerals to manufacture more detoxifying enzymes, the liver has a better chance of fighting the aflatoxin,” explains Russell Pate, doctoral student in the Department of […]

Illinois study: Rotating crops lowers greenhouse gas emissions

· May 25, 2018

There’s now another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided further evidence that rotating crops increases yield and lowers greenhouse gas emissions compared to continuous corn or soybean. “I think farmers in today’s world are looking for reasons to avoid growing in a monoculture. They’re looking to diversify and rotate their […]

Monsanto opens University of Illinois Innovation Center

· February 6, 2018

Monsanto and The Climate Corporation have recently opened the doors to a new Innovation Center at the University of Illinois Research Park. The Center will use digital tools and data to drive agricultural innovations which increase efficiency and reduce the amount of water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world’s food, fuel, and fiber […]

Illinois study examines runoff strategies for Mississippi River

· January 23, 2018

To address run off in the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA recently formed a task force and required 12 states to develop strategies to reduce agricultural runoff. Researchers at the University of Illinois say the strategies show promise, but leave room for the addition of certain practical elements that could help decision makers choose specific […]

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