Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Partnership with Benson Hill Biosystems Focuses Efforts on Sorghum as a Next-Generation Bioenergy Source
Sorghum’s adaptability to diverse environments, low fertilizer requirements, high biomass potential and its compatibility with row crop production position it to become the premier bioenergy crop in the United States.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Less is Clearly More: Reducing the Amount of Water Needed to Grow Nutritious Food, Fiber and Fuel
New discoveries can help us grow more nutritious food using less land, soil and water while reducing fertilizer and pesticide use.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Grass Species Named to Honor Danforth Center Investigator
New genus named after Toby Kellogg in recognition of her numerous contributions to understanding grasses and mentorship of students.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Student’s Enthusiasm for Soil Science Earns Her Accolades
Monica Malone’s Honors Science Fair project placed first in the region and sent her to an international competition. Congratulations to Monica and all her recent success!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Announcing New Research to Address Global Food Security and the Sustainability of Coastal Golf Courses
The Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science directly translates to addressing the food security and sustainability challenges in our world.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What Roots Can Tell Us About Sustainable Agriculture
Guest blogger, Hallie Thompson discusses how more efficient root systems can impact soil health and the sustainability of crops.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Danforth Center Intern Given Botanical Society of America’s 2016 Young Botanist Award
Congratulations to Rebecca Valls on her recent award!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sustainable Solutions Through Plant Science
Plant science has the potential to generate discoveries that can yield more food and energy for people while preserving our planet’s environment.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Conversations Series: Let's Talk About... Next Generation Bioenergy.
St. Louis has a unique mix of talent and infrastructure working to find solutions to the world’s expanding energy demand.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Building a Sustainable Future: Part Evolution, Part Revolution
Scientists at the Danforth Center are working to develop crops that are able to adapt to a changing climate and require fewer resources like water and fertilizers, so that our rapidly growing population will have enough nutritious food.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Events and Accolades Mark the Dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing
Earlier this month, the Danforth Center celebrated its biggest milestone since the opening of the initial building in 2001.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Future is Now
Today, the Center will implement the next phase of our expansion with the dedication of the William H. Danforth Wing.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Danforth Center Kicks Off a Week of Activities to Celebrate the Expansion
Follow along on Twitter with #NewWing this week as we commemorate the opening of the William H. Danforth Wing.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Explore the William H. Danforth Wing at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Saturday, April 16 the William H. Danforth Wing will be open for tours.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Scientist Honored with Award from First World Congress
Congratulations, Dr. Narayanan!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Bioscience Expanding in St. Louis
New Helix Center Biotech Incubator Opening Soon
With the grand opening of the new Helix Center Biotech Incubator just around the corner, science and technology entrepreneurs, investors and others are encouraged to opt-in to receive timely updates an ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Better water, better jobs: World Water Day 2016
Almost half of the world's workers are employed in water-related sectors.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Understanding Kranz Anatomy to Help Boost Photosynthetic Efficiency in Crops
A priority for plant scientists is to better understand the mechanisms that affect plant productivity to aid both breeding and engineering efforts aimed at increasing yield.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Danforth Center’s Commitment to Bioenergy Research
The mission of the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels is to develop and apply technologies to enhance the potential of oilseed crops, algae and bioenergy grasses as sources of sustainable bioenergy.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
New Protein Discovered Has Potential to Keep Crops Productive
The discovery of PCH1 adds another piece to the puzzle of understanding how plants harness biological clockwork to adapt to the changing sun.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
From Lab to Field – Improving a Major Staple Crop for Food Security
Roots & Shoot’s guest blogger discusses the process a single cell goes through from the tissue culture lab to the cassava fields.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery
State-of-the-art facilities help expedite discovery.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Strategic Partnership Attracts Plant Genomics Expert to Region
Welcome to the team, Blake Meyers!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How Greater Understanding of Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops
Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience.