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Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

Article: Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – An herbicide that effectively kills broadleaf weeds in corn, but also has wiped out most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have met a grape it cannot kill. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which…

Biofuel from Corn, Switchgrass and – Miscanthus

Article: Biofuel from Corn, Switchgrass and – Miscanthus

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, July 31, 2008 (ENS) – A giant perennial grass that tolerates poor soils, uses less acreage and produces more biofuel than either corn or switchgrass – it sounds too good to be true. But researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated that the the grass, Miscanthus x giganteus, outperforms current biofuels sources…