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The Plant Pulse February 3, 2012
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  Insights and Inspiration on Agricultural Innovation GAIN Insight As ag innovators, investors and stakeholders, we can use this letter as a call to action. We need to innovate and get innovation to the mark in a cost-efficient and profitable man ...
on chloroplasts sometimes disagree with those based on other sources of DNA. Corn gene helps fight Multiple Leaf Diseases PhysOrg A specific gene in corn seems to confer resistance to three important leaf diseases—southern corn leaf blight, northern leaf blight, and gray leaf spot—all of which cause lesions on corn leaves worldwide. Genetic Information Migrates from Plant to Plant Science Daily
Mother Nature Continues to Heat up Crops
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The Drought Monitor noted that the drought is starting to "take a significant toll" on food supplies. "In the primary growing states for corn and  soybeans, 22 percent of the crop is in poor or very poor condition, as  are 43 percent of the nation’s ...
Mother Nature Continues to Heat up Crops, The Drought Monitor noted that the drought is starting to "take a significant toll" on food supplies. "In the primary growing states for corn and soybeans, 22 percent of the crop is in poor or very poor condition, as are 43 percent of the nation’s pastures and rangelands and 24 percent of the sorghum crop." Read more from MSNBC here. What can be done? The St. Louis Beacon takes a look at this dry storm hitting farmers' crops
A Scientist Focuses on Improving Plant Nutrient Use for Greater Yields at Home and Abroad
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June guest blogger, Jagdeep Kaur, is a research scientist at the Institute for International Crop Improvement at the Danforth Center. She focuses on improving the nutrient utilization efficiency in crop plants for greater yields.
is partnering with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) to explore the opportunities for innovation in NUE traits. We will be testing the potential in corn of key proprietary gene(s) to achieve either same, will test these proprietary gene(s) in transgenic corn using the Danforth Plant Science Center’s state, not only directly benefit corn farmers at home but the IICI would have access to share
Plant Pulse
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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.
Plant Pulse, Modified Corn a Step Closer to Approval in Europe The New York Times After 13 years, six scientific opinions and two legal challenges, an insect-resistant type of corn, the Mystery of Corn, Smithsonian Scientists Recreate Earth as it Was 10,000 Years Ago Smithsonian Magazine, of corn. Rapid Growth with Results St. Louis Business Journal In 2013, Danforth Center researchers, The New York Times The new generation of corn farmers are starting to switch sides, realizing
The Plant Pulse July 20, 2012
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Drought resistant crop study KSDK News Channel 5-NBC The Danforth Center hopes bioenergy grasses can provide a sustainable source of renewable energy for the economy and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Bioenergy grasses have the potential for gre ...
corn. Corn requires energy intensive annual planting and added chemical fertilizers, whereas, already scorched corn and soybean crops in America's breadbasket through early August. "It's the same old general theme, dry in the southwest Corn Belt and some showers in the north and east," said
Unique Imaging Platform to Advance Research on the Development of Roots
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The new system is the first of its kind dedicated to plant science in the U.S. academic research sector and can provide accelerated insight into what affects plant growth.
and although the instrument is big enough to fit nearly an entire corn plant, it also has the ability to inspect even the smallest of items such as a single kernel of corn. Before now, the only way, bundle at the soil level of a mature corn plant. Top right: single kernel of corn. Bottom left: whole ear of corn. Bottom right: cutaway ear of corn. This project combines state-of-the-art
NSF Invests in Collaborative Research to Improve Key Crops' Resilience to Higher Temperatures
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Research addresses concerns about reduced harvests of corn and other cereal grasses
addresses concerns about reduced harvests of corn and other cereal grasses ST. LOUIS, MO, to the production of hybrid corn seed. Corn is one of the most important crops in global agriculture, in part, production, including hybrid seeds; in the grasses, hybrid corn and rice have significantly boosted, male fertility to the production of hybrid corn seed. “Anthers on corn have this beautiful
The Plant Pulse August 17, 2012
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Researchers Demonstrate Control of Devastating Cassava Virus in Africa GMO Pundit An international research collaboration recently demonstrated progress in protecting cassava against cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), a serious virus disease, in ...
The Plant Pulse August 17, 2012, Researchers Demonstrate Control of Devastating Cassava Virus in Africa GMO Pundit An international research collaboration recently demonstrated progress in protecting cassava against cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), a serious virus disease, in a confined field trial in Uganda using an RNA interference technology. Farmers turn to engineered corn, of Monsanto’s genetically-engineered DroughtGard corn among his 3,000 acres of regular corn
(St. Louis Business Journal) Data farming: Researchers using drones, data to beat drought
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Researchers in the state are unleashing the latest technology — everything from big data to drones — to study plants and improve yields for Missouri’s multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry amid an uncertain climate.
’s study will look down to the genome-level at drought tolerance and water-efficiency in corn. The choice to study corn was obvious given its prominence in the Missouri economy. Missouri farmers planted 3.35 million acres of corn in 2013 and produced more than 435 million bushels valued at nearly, a record number of acres with corn, but the state had the lowest harvest since 1999 with less than 250
The Plant Pulse January 27, 2012
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  Bill Gates' Annual Letter -- Innovation and partnership to support small farmers in 2012              Roots & Shoots             “We can help poor farmers sustainably increase their productivity so they can feed themselves and their ...
The Plant Pulse January 27, 2012, Bill Gates' Annual Letter -- Innovation and partnership to support small farmers in 2012 Roots & Shoots “We can help poor farmers sustainably increase their productivity so they can feed themselves and their families. But that will only happen if we prioritize agricultural innovation.” - Bill Gates Danforth Center leads $1.3 million corn research, required to grow corn, and a researcher at the Donald Danforth Plant Science. State of Science