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Weather Used to Predict Corn Yield, Nutrition Content

Project's data was collected by U.S. Grains Council starting in 2011

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A new study by professors from the College of ACES uses the weather to predict the nutritional quality and yield of corn reports, The Daily Illini.

Carolyn Butts-Wilmsmeyer and Juliann Rose Seebauer both worked to develop this new model for predicting yields, along with oil and protein content, using specific types of weather at critical stages of growth.

Butts-Wilmsmeyer said in an email that the project’s data was collected by the U.S Grains Council starting in 2011.

“The U.S. Grains Council is interested in whether we might be able to improve the quality of our grain exports, particularly the protein quality, without incurring yield penalties for our farmers,” Butts-Wilmsmeyer told the Illini.

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