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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.
the event, calling it the ‘Ultimate Sport for the Mind’ competition. Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality, are affecting the drinking water supply for roughly 500,000 citizens. This has caused in a federal lawsuit between the state’s largest water utility company and the leaders of three rural Iowa counties
(St. Louis Business Journal) Here are the companies presenting at Danforth’s Ag Innovation Showcase
In addition to expert panels and keynote speeches, a group of 20 companies will pitch to a crowd of investors and conference attendees. Out of the 20 companies presenting, two are from St. Louis.
growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields and water conservation. Pan Genome Systems, (Eau Claire, Wisconsin): Produces water binding, gelling, viscosity, emulsification, improved nutrition
(St. Louis Today) Danforth Center part of biofuel study
BY TIM BRYANTstltoday.com | Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 4:11 pm The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is among five recipients of a $12.1 million federal grant to develop drought-tolerant grass as a sustainable source of biofuel. Developing bi ...
, the Danforth Center said. Bioenergy grasses require water just like all other crops but the next
(KSDK/Channel 5 News-NBC) Drought resistant crop study
Drought resistant crops will be the focus of a new studybeing conducted by researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to the Danforth Center and collaborators at ...
chemical fertilizers, whereas bioenergy grasses simply require water. The Donald Danforth Plant Science
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Visit with Danforth Center Leadership
The Danforth Center leadership team welcomed U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. to the campus.
and water use of up to 1,140 plants at a time to more quickly and accurately identify important traits
2015 Conversation Series Opens with Discussion About Conservation
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Conversation Series will kickoff the 2015 series on Thursday, April 16, 2015. 
the past couple centuries. The natural water supply is used as a critical resource for large cities, the importance of renewing natural landscapes and the daunting depletion of water is something the Danforth, to restore natural ecosystems, protect wildlife and curb air and water pollution. In 2008 he, to the Confluence and Florida Bay Forever - A Story of Water from the Everglades to the Keys. Both books
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.
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2nd Plant Cell paper published
The second of two papers in Plant Cell in the last month has just been published.  the both describe genes that we cloned from the original Lahner et al. ionomics screen. This one is "Sphingolipids in the Root Play an Important Role in Regulating t ...
of suberin, a polymer which forms a barrier to water and ion movement in the root, is altered. We, in their water and nutrient uptake effficiency. , (Collection), (Collection)
The Plant Pulse January 6, 2012
  The 7 Paths of the New Agriculture - Biofuels Digest Biofuels booming? It’s not just the new transformative processing technologies, it’s the new agriculture. Here’s what’s going on, by whom, and where, when and why.   County to o ...
with less water and the results are promising. All the plants had smaller yields because of the lack of water, but those with drought-tolerant DNA markers produced 9 percent to 15 percent more than those
The Plant Pulse March 23, 2012
From dollar store to microbiology: Student gets his dream job Roots and Shoots I see myself working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention running my own research lab, to rid the world of famine or find a cure for some disease,” said C ...
and agricultural research community, the issue of water scarcity is of utmost importance as food and agriculture production are the largest consumers of water, requiring one hundred times more than we use