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Rainout shelters help Missouri farmers manage drought

Article originally posted by Lauren Polanski, The Columbia Missourian   COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In July 2002, a drought settled over Missouri that lasted 99 weeks and finally ended in May 2004. Eight years later during late August, Missouri suffered the most intense drought in its history. The...

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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: Harvest Season for the Roots in Drought Grant

https://youtu.be/Gi_msBaORoQ Like all good science, the Roots in Drought experiment needs to be replicable. This is the second harvest in this project, and Shannon King hopes to use the data collected to reaffirm the candidate selection from last year's harvest season.   Photo by Roman Synkevych on Unsplash...

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VIDEO: The Team Takes a Trip to China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TE6hSIN7tU In 2018, the Roots in Drought team here at Mizzou, with CAFNR Dean Christopher R. Daubert, went to China to share their knowledge of corn. In return, they learned about one of the most ancient cultures of the world, and see some of its wonders, including...

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Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Wlzu5PdAE&feature=youtu.be[/embed] On April 22, 2019, Dr. Trupti Joshi’s lab hosted the Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop in Cornell Hall at the University of Missouri. Although most of the 38 individuals attended in person, accommodations were made for those who were off-site with an online interactive video link....

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Corn: No Fertilizer Necessary

As the demands on the global food supply increase, many commercial farms have switched from natural fertilizers like livestock manure to a synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, ammonium nitrate. Last year, American farmers sprayed more than 6.6 million tons of it. The problem with ammonium nitrate is...

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Interview with a Farmer

In this video, the students used their new journalism skills to conduct an interview with a local farmer about his experience collaborating with the research station to increase his farm’s production. The farmer’s son is currently pursuing an MBA to come back and help the...

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