SEGMENT: LAND; CROPS; FARM FACILITIES

Doug Parrett>LPL Walk & Talk Interviews>Parrett, Section 1

SEGMENT: LAND; CROPS; FARM FACILITIES,

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LAND
Talks about what the land on campus is used for, such as test plots. Also mentions how they get land via private property and how eminent domain was used to get property that is attached or adjacent to the campus.
CROPS
Talks about the improvement of yields that come out of the corn and soybean test plots. Mentions a in Spring 2007 they didn't have rain in for about seven weeks and still had record yields.
FARM FACILITIES
Describes a wired hoop structure for crops by monitoring light sources. Discusses different technological ways to improve crops. Says the U of I Agricultural department is the best in the world for publications.
EDUCATION
The college of agriculture at the U of I is one of the best in the world. One question is do all the ag schools in the US need to do the same projects?