Crops in Illinois have withstood erratic rainfall and are looking good at the midpoint of the growing season. Plenty of moisture has been a boon, although there are concerns about too much in some places.
AMES, Iowa — July 1 marked the end of another era for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University when Mark Rasmussen retired as its director and moved his things to an office across campus where he and other “emeritus” professors gather.
Recent advancements in technology have made their way into precision agriculture, with emphasis placed on using new technologies to increase crop yields and profitability, while simultaneously lowering levels of inputs needed like water, fertilizer and herbicides. Although widely used in row-crop production, precision agriculture is only just beginning to move into the ranching world.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — The lowly horseradish — packaged in small, nondescript jars and confined to back shelves of supermarkets — doesn’t get a lot of attention in most places. But it is celebrated in a big way here.