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Danforth Plant Science Center adds plant phenotyping facility AG Professional
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced the opening of the Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility, further strengthening its imaging and robotics capabilities that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. The one-of-a-kind facility will automate continuous plant imaging, and provide accurate control over experimental conditions.
Bill would direct millions into research on plant-based jet fuel St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A Southern Illinois congressman is showcasing a bill that would help turn the region’s corn and soybeans into bio-based jet fuel for the Air Force.
Research funding and skills key to food for post-2015 SciDev.Net
Public spending on agricultural research must double in the next decade if the world is to successfully move to sustainable methods of food production, says a UN-backed report.
Farming Started in Several Places at Once: Origins of Agriculture Science Daily
For decades archaeologists have been searching for the origins of agriculture. Their findings indicated that early plant domestication took place in the western and northern Fertile Crescent
St. Louis among best college towns for entrepreneurs St. Louis Business Journal
If a new list put out by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine is any indication, St. Louis is among the best cities in America for aspiring college entrepreneurs.
Get touchy feely with plants Phys.org
Forget talking to plants to help them grow, gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease, a paper in the open access journal BMC Plant Biology reveals.
Irradiated Seeds Combat World’s Most Serious Wheat Disease Popular Science
In Kenya, two new varieties of wheat are resistant to a fungus that defeated even Norman Borlaug’s resistant plants.