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VIDEO: Harvest Prep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzpEI9mcpKg Taking the time to make sure the multitude of supplies are ready to go before harvest begins is one of the ways researchers Shannon King and Cheyenne Becker ensure field season success for the Roots in Drought team. It can take up to one month...

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Video: An a-MAIZE-ing Snack

https://youtu.be/oAyccwAo9Xs In August 2018, members of the Roots in Drought team attended a workshop in China. During their travels, they were able to partake in many different cuisines from all across the regions of China. One of the flavors that stuck out the most was the...

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Ode to the 5 Gallon Bucket

As a research scientist, I have access to many tools, each intelligently designed and created for specific tasks.  However, despite the numerous tools available, there is one specific under-rated tool I have to credit with undying gratitude: The 5 Gallon Bucket. So to express my appreciation,...

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Meet Amelia Griffith

Amelia Griffith is the newest member of the MU Drought Team. She was brought on to  help advance prior research conducted by Dr. Robert Sharp’s lab focused on how the nodal roots in corn are able to waterproof themselves and keep growing, even under drought...

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Video: What is a flash drought?

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OslPnXUoAkM&feature=youtu.be[/embed] September and October bring chilly temperatures, changing leaves, and a happy fall harvest season -- if everything goes according to plan. This year, the southeastern United States is welcoming fall with scorching temperatures in the 90s and a widespread flash drought.  Unlike a traditional drought which...

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Cheyenne Becker

Meet Cheyenne Becker

Cheyenne Becker is the newest member of the MU Drought Team. She and her husband recently moved to Columbia, Missouri, from Kansas. “My husband is originally from Columbia so we moved back here and are currently saving up for our first house,” Becker said. “Staying in...

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