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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 agriculture, the environment, food security, climate change, bioenergy, events and the impact of plant science.
Plant Pulse, Why Wasting Water is a Much Bigger Problem Than You Think Forbes Seeing as less than 1 percent of the world’s water is freshwater and available for us to consume, and distribution of freshwater. How Microbes and Wood Chips Could Reduce Water Pollution TIME Beneath, . These systems, which are known as tile drainage networks, channel excess water out of soil and carry, , California’s 39 million residents are competing for fewer available water resources. Water prices have
Drought Response in Global Crops may be as Complex as Day and Night
Pioneering study makes important advances in understanding how plants respond to water stress
respond to water stress in order to create more drought-resilient crops. “Even before a plant shows, , and is of increasing importance in the United States. The team withheld water from the plant, to water stress throughout the 48-hour period, the research team was able to identify nighttime, fully at night. Stomata are pores on a plant that allow for the exchange of carbon dioxide and water, that plants increase night water use when mildly to moderately stressed by lack of water and nutrients
(Iowa Farmer Today) Entrepreneurs Explore Food Waste Solutions to Feed 9 Billion
Dan Morash from California Safe Soil turns food waste into plant food. Morash and other members of a panel recently shared their ideas on food waste at the Ag Innovation Showcase, held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
(Iowa Farmer Today) Entrepreneurs Explore Food Waste Solutions to Feed 9 Billion, Dan Morash turns food waste into plant food. The California entrepreneur, through his company California Safe Soil, converts discarded organic matter to a liquefied fertilizer designed to increase fruit and vegetable growth using less water. Morash and other members of a panel recently shared their ideas on food waste at the Ag Innovation Showcase, held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center here

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

in the field. Sustainable ag utilizes cutting-edge technology to reduce water and input use. Food, resources on which all agriculture depends, such as water and topsoil. Agriculture today is the world’s largest ecosystem and the leading cause of biodiversity loss. It uses too much water, requires too, yield. Perennials also create deep root systems, which fix carbon, reduce water needs, and help restore
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.
pollution. California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought The New York Times In an executive order, California Governor, Jerry Brown directed the State Water Resources Control Board to impose a 25% reduction on the state’s 400 local water supply agencies, which, it to grow and produce food. Why Fresh Water Shortages Will Cause the Next Great Global Crisis, to safe drinking water. St. Louis: Home to Bioscience Powerhouse BRDG Park Bioscience ecosystem
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. 
on water or nutrient uptake and interactions. However, roots are playing a role in both plant and soil health. And soil health is key, not only in long-term agriculture, but also in seasonal water, on the response of maize to water deficits in both the lab and field settings. As maize develops, observe the nodal (adult) root system of maize growing under water deficit conditions using a rainout, roots supply the majority of water to the plant throughout development and must grow through the upper
(St. Louis on the Air) How Did The Danforth Plant Science Center Attract European Seed Company KWS To St. Louis?
Out of all possible locations in the United States, German seed company KWS chose St. Louis as the site of its North American headquarters. What made St. Louis stand out from the rest?
expect, and to feed them the way we expect that they will want to be fed, we don’t have enough water to do it with current technology.” Because of the growing need for water to produce more food, water, water. “We’ve got to figure out a way to either get plants to thrive with less water, or perhaps plants that will thrive in brackish water,” said Fiorello. In terms of science education, Carrington
Letter from the President
2017 Danforth Center Annual Report 
as much irrigation water from lakes, rivers and groundwater sources, because technology has given us far better ways to use and manage water. And without innovations in plant breeding since 1960, allowing, building soil, preserving water, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, we are excited
Backyard Biofuels: A Citizen Science Project
Algae are the focus of research for the next source of biofuels, because they are energy efficient, not a major food source, and pose little to no harm to the environment. The St. Louis region is quickly becoming a leading center for the development ...
Science Center at Algaepalooza or anytime this summer. Finding a local, natural water source, . (An area where the water is still, and particularly green or "scummy" would be a great sample spot!) Collecting at least 20 milliliters of water and algae into the collector. Filling out the Algae Sample
Plant Science Critical to Planet Under Pressure
UN experts have called for a transformation of the global economy, based on an ’evergreen revolution’ which will double agricultural productivity while reducing resource use and avoiding further biodiversity losses. In response, the UK Crop Protecti ...
such as land, energy and water. The United Nations’ high-level panel on global sustainability warned this week that the world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy, estimates that the world will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water. However much we