Agricultural Engineering and Processing

Latest Innovations

Expedited Test for Bt resistance in Western Corn Rootworm

 

Researchers from the University of IL have developed a quick test to test for Bt resistance in Western Corn Rootworm (WCR) that can be carried out on adult WCRs...

Improved Raman Spectroscopic Analysis for Grain Composition

 

Grain breeders and dealers rely heavily on the compositional properties of many different types of grain, including: soybeans, corn, rice, and wheat etc. The most...

A New Nixtimalization Process

 

Working together, researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Sinaloa, Mexico, have developed a new method of nixtamalization, the process of...

Methods for Producing Fertile Crosses Between Wild and Domestic Soybean Species

 

Soybean crop is susceptible to a variety of threats including soybean cyst nematode (SCN), soybean rust, bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) and aphids. SCN is currently...

A Replacement for the Current Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Type Test.

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a method of testing soil Soybean Cyst Nematode populations for virulence that can be performed in a...

Soybean Aphid Resistant Gene

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have...

Genetic Marker to Measure Copy Number of Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance Gene

 

Dr. Matthew Hudson from the University of IL has developed a way of measuring the number of copies in the genome of a soybean plant for the soybean cyst nematode...

A Method to Increase Production Rates and Biomass in C4 Plants

 

Dr. Stephen Long and a team of researchers have developed a line transgenic sugarcane that is more productive than its non-transgenic counterpart. It is...

Selectable Markers and Promoters for Environmentally Friendly Plant Tissue Culture Transformation

 

This DNA-based technology provides a novel, selectable marker gene and promoter for producing transgenic plants with heightened levels of tryptophan (Trp)....

2, 4-D Broadleaf-herbicide Resistant Transgenic Chancellor Grape

 

In regions that traditionally support cereal crops, penetration of the viticulture industry has been difficult because of widespread use of 2,4-D broadleaf-weed...