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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
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 ...
. The experimental strain, which carries a gene that helps it draw water more gradually from the soil, will help make Hawaii energy self-sufficient, and it protects the quality of our air, water and land
Ag Innovation Showcase Calls for Applications
Cutting edge start-ups and research projects are invited to apply to present in four categories: precision agriculture, farming innovations, biological solutions, and renewables and sustainables at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase. 
Ag Innovation Showcase Calls for Applications, FROM INNOVATIVE IDEA TO COMMERCIAL SUCCESS The Ag Innovation Showcase, held on September 9-10, 2014 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, features some of the most promising Ag start-ups and research projects pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil & water, and farming technology from, of precious water and introducing greater control and clarity in our management of complex data
In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food
Agriculture is the world’s largest ecosystem and the leading cause of biodiversity loss. Dr. Allison Miller and her team want to change that through their work with perennial crops. 
In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food, In from the Wild: Global Inventory Project Targets Wild Perennials for Food Food security is about feeding people, but it is also about being responsible stewards of the natural resources on which agriculture depends, including soil, water, and biodiversity. Today, agriculture is the world’s largest ecosystem, . Perennials also create deep root systems, which fix carbon, reduce water needs, and help restore soil
(St. Louis Beacon) For Carrington, the future of plant science is digital and data-based
The Beacon sat down with Jim Carrington to discuss the future of plant sciences research, its recent rollout of new technologies and whether the Danforth Center's trajectory has been replicated in other parts of the country. 
. Or to discover how one crop uses water more efficiently than another. It’s all digital. What we want, with plants that requires less fertilizer and less irrigation water. We can accelerate, for example, it at the same time that water resources are more limited – particularly groundwater sources that are not being replenished fast enough. Surface water resources are being overused around the world. Yet agriculture requires fresh water. So we’re going to have to figure out how to breed plants that simply use
(GenomeWeb) Advocacy Group Urges Caution over Agricultural RNAi
A wave of letters to the Environmental Protection Agency  from scientists in both academia and industry are pointing to a large and growing body of evidence on the safety and specificity of RNAi in plants.
comments from the public on the matter and, in response, the non-profit organization Food & Water Watch has raised red flags about the technology. In a letter made public last week, Food & Water Watch, intended for the food market." Among Food & Water Watch's main concerns are a lack of field data on how, . Overall, Food & Water Watch urged the EPA to "carefully weigh the risks associated with RNAi, & Water Watch's cautionary comments to the EPA sharply contrast with many of the other statements
Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions
Partnership with Danforth Plant Science Center seeks to accelerate technologies that focus on sustainable farming solutions to improve harvests and protect natural resources.
fertilizer and improve soil and water conditions. Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., and Rebecca Bart, Ph.D., ,” said Trish Cozart, IN2 program manager at NREL. “Looking at the how our food, water and energy, for the first agtech cohort, IN2 commissioned a white paper entitled “IN2 Food, Energy, Water Landscape, for approximately 70 percent of the water and 14 percent of the energy usage worldwide. In expanding, technologies that address the interconnection of food, energy and water. Companies selected
Indian Agtech Company to Establish U.S. Headquarters in St. Louis
For more information contact: Sue Dillon, Osborn & Barr 314.746.1935, dillons@osborn-barr.com St. Louis, MO, August 9, 2011 – Governor Jay Nixon and BRDG Park President Sam Fiorello, today announced an international addition to the roster of in ...
deliver water and nutrients to farmer fields through beneficial Mycorrhizal fungi. According, of biological fertilizers reduce the need for water and chemical fertilizers. Based on sterile, and water uptake improve root activity, recapture carbon from the atmosphere and enhance resistance
Scientists Sequence Drought Tolerant Grass Using Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing
Analysis results in greater understanding of important biological traits related to crop drought tolerance
of Oropetium thomaeum, a grass species that can regrow after exposed to extreme drought when water, water content. The tiny C4 grass, which grows on rock outcrops in parts of Africa and India, is closely, amount of water and resume growth. The Oropetium genome sequence will help lead to understanding
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery
State-of-the-art facilities help expedite discovery.
Core Facilities to Accelerate Discovery, The Danforth Center and its collaborators are working to solve complex problems at the nexus of food, water and energy. Finding solutions to those problems starts with scientific discovery. Core Facilities at the Danforth Center provide scientists with state, with their environment, such as how changes in temperature and water availability affect plant, by Mindy Wilson, automates measurements of biomass, light energy capture and water use of up to 1,140