Philippe Baveye, Professor AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Beckman and ASAP Sponsored Seminar 2.00 PM Sept 26th Monsanto Room ACES Library- Open to the public Will help launch a partnership between Beckman and ACES to explore possibilities for use of advanced imagery to answer vital soil health questions and foster growth of a vibrant UIUC plant and […]
We are excited to announce two new ASAP Scholars and can’t wait to see what they accomplish! Jaeyoung Han is a PhD student working with Dr. Glen Hartman. They are interested in the occurrence of nematodes in organic soybean fields in the state of Illinois. Plant parasitic nematodes, especially soybean cyst nematode, damage soybean cultivation […]
Sept 14 Building a farm to fork business After starting at the Student Sustainable Farm at 9.30 with Matt Turino w We move to the I Hotel at 10.30. Agenda and some notes.. 10:45 a.m. Dr. Carmen Ugarte and team members will discuss a new Illinois Local Grains Initiative . This includes an on-farm trial […]
We were previously scheduled to have the talk in room 217 today, but we have shifted to room 404, accessible from the northeast and northwest staircases in the Illini Union (those closer to the Green street entrance). For further assistance, please see the map here.
Earlier this summer, I went out with Rob Kanter (writer of Environmental Almanac, instructor in by the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and also my dad) to the Woody Perennial Polyculture site. The trees were just beginning to bud, and the bushes stretching out green growth. It’s quite a place: The Woody Perennial Polyculture site […]
Last week, I sat down with ASAP board member Dr. Richard Weinzierl, professor of entomology employed by University of Illinois Extension. He began his description of his work by saying it has two sides: entomology and non-entomology. The entomology side is easy to understand; that’s the field that he earned his master’s and PhD in […]
Today, I drove out to central Illinois with three U of I research employees (who, when I asked, said they preferred to remain nameless in this post). I went to interview soil scientist Bill Becker, they to take samples from fields he has been treating. I ended up helping to take the samples, and as I’m now a […]
Wes King, the director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance (and also a member of the ASAP board), enjoys his work a lot. Two weeks ago, I interviewed him about his involvement in the organization and their current projects.
This week ASAP’s Heather Faivre posted a video, focusing on the Restoration Agriculture Project, which she worked very hard and you should watch! Just click here or here or even here to watch it. Hope you’re having a swell weekend.
Hi everyone, hope you’re all asleep by now, but as I’m a night owl, I’m here, writing for your amusement. The weekend’s been slow on news, but up-coming this week, we’re going to have more Farm Bill news, as the legislation begins its journey through the House (and who knows what they’ll do it it […]