Research tackles many ways to address climate issues on farms

Read the full story at Illinois Farmer Today.

Research on climate change is nothing new at the University of Illinois. However, developments this year have the attention of both Midwest farmers and international climate change experts.

This summer and fall, bread-box-sized robots developed here are ready to plant 10,000 acres of cover crops on farmers’ fields.

Other attention-getters include development of new corn and soybean varieties, “agrivoltaic” fields where crops and solar panels are productive side by side, and research on perennial crops that could potentially be grown here for biofuel.

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