drought Tag

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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Climate change pushing rain out of the Midwest

Global warming isn’t just changing the intensity of storms, it’s changing the way they move. *** In research due for publication, Mingfang Ting, PhD, of Columbia University presented new research about how global warming is affecting U.S. agriculture at the December American Geophysical Union meeting.  Computer modeling had...

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East Campus Plant Growth Facility Opens

Video and Story Courtesy of KOMU COLUMBIA - The new MU Plant Growth Research Facility is set to open Friday. The building cost just more than $28 million, and it has been on the campus master plan since a 2006 review of plant research space. The building contains...

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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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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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An Innovative Way to Farm

China’s agricultural industry is growing rapidly to meet the needs of its increasing population, but adequate farmland is in short supply. Growing crops in China’s arid regions is possible, but it requires massive amounts of irrigation. Over time, prolonged irrigation can have serious consequences for...

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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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