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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Field Research

As the world tentatively begins to reopen from a three-month long COVID-19 quarantine, some people are hopeful life can jump back to normal. However, in the agriculture research realm, the setbacks of COVID-19 will have consequences long surpassing quarantine.  [caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignleft" width="708"] Researchers plant flags...

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Roots in Drought: Inside Mizzou Podcast

In this edition of the Inside Mizzou Podcast, researchers Dr. Bob Sharp, professor in professor in the Division of Plant Sciences and director of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, and Shannon King, a doctoral student specializing in field biochemistry, sit down with Chancellor Cartwright to discuss...

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Harvest Round Two

Harvest: Round Two

On August 10, the MU Drought Team harvested their field of corn plants at Bradford Research Station for the third time this summer. Although the process and end goal was exactly the same, round three went much faster than the first time. There were 30 people...

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Scientists work on maize samples.

Sweet Mutations

[gallery ids="291,292,293,294,295,296,297,298,299,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308"] MU’s South Farm Research Center fields are filled with corn plants. But, not all of these plants are in perfect health. One of the most effective approaches scientists have to understand biological processes is to study mutants to understand what happens to the plant when...

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Rooting for a Good Harvest

Root-ing for a good harvest

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1TlgYXKJh4[/embed] On June 13, 2017, the MU Drought Team had their first harvest of the summer at Bradford Research Center. A 17-person team, organized by graduate student Shannon King, helped dig up and remove hundreds of roots from the field, preserve them in liquid nitrogen, and...

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Scientists work on the mobile greenhouse.

Mobile Greenhouse Simulates Drought

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7kgUIwq-x8[/embed] On May 16, the MU Drought Team planted the first round of corn for the summer. This is part of an on-going research project that aims to develop a drought-tolerant variety of corn. The corn was planted at Bradford Research Station off Rangeline Rd., and...

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Sweet Mutations

Growing Synergy Between the Lab and Field

Originally published by CAFNR News Service By Stephen Schmidt When it came to studying the physiology and function of nodal roots of corn, Bob Sharp knew it was going to take an army. Fortunately, it did not take him very long to assemble an interdisciplinary team — six of whom are members of...

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