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Turning Wastewater into Phosphorus Fertilizer

University of Illinois studies show struvite could recycle waste phosphates, reduce runoff pollution & possibly boost crop production

University of Illinois researchers have shown a substance separated from wastewater holds promise as a “triple win” for phosphorus (P) use in farming.


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First Planter Design from No-Till’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Donnie Morris built 3 no-till planters to move legendary agronomist George McKibben’s no-till experiments forward in Dixon Springs, Ill.
Morris, a mechanic and ag engineer at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC), watched first-hand as the late University of Illinois weed scientist George McKibben experimented with the no-till concept as early as the 1960s at the DSAC. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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Know What You Want When it Comes to Autonomy

Now researchers have created a framework that will enable engineers, users, and decision makers to systematically evaluate the autonomy of real-world robotics systems they are considering and decide how they can best benefit from this rapidly improving technology.


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Study: Intensive Nitrogen Stymies Organic Carbon Accumulation

University of Illinois’s natural resources and environmental sciences professor Richard Mulvaney wanted to know why soil organic carbon matter is disappearing from agriculture fields despite years of intensive residue inputs. So he set out to determine whether nitrogen fertilization might change the composition of corn residue, and whether that impacted carbon sequestration as a result.
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