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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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Meet Nick Baert

Nick Baert joined the MU Drought Team in January 2018, specializing in plant stress biology with a focus on studying root systems at the genetic level. This year, he's spent most of his time identifying specific gene mutations among different strains of corn and analyzing...

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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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Taking Agriculture to New Heights

Farmer Derek Klingenberg made headlines this month by making “cow art” visible from space.  A resident in Peabody, Kansas, Klingenberg had originally created aerial photography of his cow art using drones. A tech-savvy farmer, he’s got a little more than 72,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel...

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Glass Half Empty

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="384"] Map courtesy of Wikipedia Commons[/caption] What do the soybeans of Nebraska have in common with the wheat of Texas? Both are watered by the Ogallala Aquifer, a huge underground resource that supplies the water for 27 percent of American farmland. However, replenishing what’s...

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Rough Start

When I was in the seventh grade, I got into a shouting match with my science teacher. He absolutely insisted a fertilized egg was an embryo. I disagreed- the textbook was very clear that a fertilized egg was called a zygote, and I deserved the...

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Nodal roots

Split-Root System

Roots are widely considered important by plant scientists, despite the difficulty that comes with studying them – they are buried underground after all! Root studies commonly focus on the water or nutrient uptake and root interaction with the plant. The MU Drought Team’s research specifically focuses...

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Image of the eclipsed sun

Eclipse

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. Columbia, Missouri is in the path of totality and the area of greatest duration. There are many accounts of solar eclipses that discuss how animals behave strangely. During the 1932 eclipse, scientists in...

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