Dept. of Agronomy (1899-1995)
The Agronomy Department was established in 1899 as a division of the College of Agriculture. The department is concerned with the utilizing of fertile soils to their fullest advantage, and with bettering the social and economic position of the owner and tiller of the soil.
On May 11, 1995, the Board of Trustees approved the renaming and reorganization of the College. It was renamed the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and several changes were made in the organization of departments and divisions. The Department of Agronomy, except for soil scientists, was combined with the Department of Plant Pathology to create the Department of Crop Sciences. from the University Archives
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(1993)Three experiments were conducted to develop methods to practically apply restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) to maize (Zea mays L.) breeding. Applications included those requiring linkage between marker loci ...
Examination of the Synergistic Interaction Between Nicosulfuron and Terbufos in Corn and the Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 as a Mechanism (1994)The combination of terbufos and nicosulfuron can interact synergistically in corn to produce severe crop injury. Field and greenhouse studies conducted at the University of Illinois indicate terbufos formulation and ...
(1993)The development of global positioning technology and variable rate fertilizer application equipment at the same time in which environmental and economic considerations guide many grower decisions concerning fertilizer ...
(1993)Numerous studies have demonstrated that the phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in many processes during seed development. ABA prevents precocious germination during seed development and induces specific ...
Variation and Divergence of Repetitive DNA Sequences With Partial Identity to the Knob Sequence in Tripsacum and Zea (1992)Sequences with various levels of homology to knob have been isolated from T. dactyloides. These sequences have various degrees of cross-hybridization to knob and are apparently arranged differently in the genome as ascertained ...