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Plant Pulse
The Plant Pulse is a feature of the Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog that includes a sampling of interesting stories about world hunger and malnutrition, food security, climate change, biofuels, agriculture, the environment, conferences and events, and the impact of plant science. We hope this compilation of stories and information will serve as an interesting source of information for you.
such as coffee, sisal, cashew nuts, tea etc. Ask a Plant Scientist: Dr. Toni Kutchan Roots & Shoots Dr
Let the Secret Out
Welcome guest blogger, Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and President of Bio-Research & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) on the Danforth Center campus. Sam will be sharing his insights and ex ...
Let the Secret Out, Welcome guest blogger, Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and President of Bio-Research & Development Growth Park (BRDG Park) on the Danforth Center campus. Sam will be sharing his insights and experiences with our Roots & Shoots readers. Learn more about Sam and his take on St. Louis below and be sure to read his upcoming blog post tomorrow about thriving innovative industry clusters. Sixteen years ago my wife, six month
Burgeoning Biodiversity
Danforth Center Prairie Dedicated and Celebrated
in the way of irrigation or inputs and produce deep roots that pull greenhouse gas carbons out of the air

How Danforth Center scientists are building solutions from the ground up to restore soil and save the planet. 

soil health. Perennial roots compared to annual crops across four seasons. Image
A Plant Science Journey in 39 North
Congrats to Lee Douangkeomany, Recipient of the 2018 Unsung Hero Award presented by of OCA National & Buick
A Plant Science Journey in 39 North, Roots & Shoots August Guest Blogger, Lee Douangkeomany, Education Outreach Specialist Center for Plant & Life Sciences, St. Louis Community College at BRDG Park If you ask a farmer, what most contributes to having a good or bad year, they’ll say; “It depends, roots interact with the environment to enrich biomass nutrients above ground. That's when I started, , sampling of maize roots/shoots, data collection, computational analysis, and using molecular biology
one-third of the population relies on cassava’s starchy tuberous roots for over 50% of their daily, the edible roots even when rest of the plant looks healthy, and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) can stunt, have shown that cassava roots could possibly provide 40-70% of the Estimated Average Requirement
The Danforth Center Collaborates With the University of Illinois to Develop More Efficient Crops that Will Use Less Fertilizer to Produce More Yield
Research will focus on enhancing nitrogen use efficiency.
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Living Earth Collaboration seeks to develop resilient plants for future climates
Researchers explore biodiversity and domestication of grapevines to better understand root systems
for their root systems in order to understand how humans alter roots during domestication
Inspiration from Fields of Wheat to Bundles of Images
This month’s guest blogger discusses his passion for agriculture research
Inspiration from Fields of Wheat to Bundles of Images, Roots & Shoots March Guest Blogger, Jeffrey Berry, Senior Computational Scientist, in the Bart Lab. Until I was 22 years old, my family owned 88 acres of land in the middle of nowhere in Illinois. It was our little paradise. On this typical Midwestern farm we grew wheat, soybean, and corn. We had apple trees, a pear tree and a lake where we could catch fish. But my favorite thing about the farm wasn’t fishing or apple picking. My
STEM and St. Louis collide in upcoming Free event
Join us on Jan. 27 for the St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam
STEM and St. Louis collide in upcoming Free event, Roots & Shoots January Guest Blogger, Nate Ellis, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Topp Laboratory, Co-Director of the Danforth Center Maker Group Before the age we are able to utter coherent sounds, we are little artists, scientists, and explorers; stumbling our way around the house to discover an object’s purpose, and experimenting with how it may work. Humans are inherently curious and driven to solve problems