J. Perry Gustafson, adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, will be honored by the University of Nottingham, UK, with a glasshouse complex named in his honor.
Plant Science researcher is honored in Nottingham
Summit partners researchers with those dealing with food insecurity
Sandy Rikoon is conducting an experiment with his food insecurity symposium Oct. 17-19. Rather than hold sessions where academics present their research conclusions into the causes and consequences of insufficient food distribution in America, the director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is creating a forum where the people on the front lines of the problem will tell the researchers how they use current data and what new information are needed.
DNA sequence data on Angus bulls could improve future accuracy in genomic-enhanced EPDs.
The Angus Foundation Board of Directors is funding a research project at the University of Missouri for the genomic sequencing of Angus bulls. This sequencing is meant to enhance the understanding and genetic prediction of Angus cattle performance.
NIFA grant could boost reproductive rates for cattle ranchers
CAFNR professors will look for for mutations in the genetic code that lead to early embryonic loss in cattle. Scientists also could use this basic sequence information to address feed efficiency, disease resistance and growth.
Class helps young farmers step into the profession
Kevin Moore, CAFNR associate professor of agricultural economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, teaches Returning to the Farm, a class that prepares young people to overcome the family and financial hurdles of getting into farming.
Researchers receive grant to continue fight against cyst nematodes
University of Missouri plant pathologist Melissa Mitchum and colleagues at Iowa State University and North Carolina State University recently received a $466,000 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue their research on protecting soybeans from nematode parasites, which cause $1.3 billion annually in soybean crop losses in the U.S.