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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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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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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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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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