Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year, reports Science Daily.
With all that data, it takes months after harvest for government agencies to analyze total yield and grain quality.
Scientists are working to shorten that timeline, making predictions for end-of-season yield by mid-season.
However, fewer researchers have tackled predictions of grain quality, especially on large scales. A new study from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences starts to fill that gap.