Tag: "agronomy" at biology news
Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms
...necessary for cellular growth, said Dan Szymanski, agronomy
associate professor and lead author of the study. Knowledge of the biochemical reactions involved in this process eventually may allow researchers to design plants better able to protect themselves from insects and disease. "These genes and their pro...
Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more
... Professors Vivien Allen, a former Virginia Tech's agronomy
professor, and Kevin Pond. It is a continuation and expansion of a previous patent. Endophyte-infected fescue causes cattle to abort. Some years ago, Virginia Tech and Texas Tech researchers discovered that if fescue pastures are treated with seaweed...
K-Staters design and build a low-cost remote sensing tool for environmental studies
...of mechanical engineering; Jay Ham, a professor of agronomy
and an environmental biophysicist; and Doug Goodin, professor of geography and a remote sensing expert. Schinstock is in charge of developing the airframe and the remote control systems for the sensing tool, while Ham and Goodin will put it to work o...
Iowa State plant scientists tweak their biopharmaceutical corn research project
... the issue," said Kendall Lamkey, interim chair of agronomy
and Pioneer Distinguished Chair in Maize Breeding....successfully transformed the corn, is professor of agronomy
and director of the Center for Plant Transformation. Both centers are part of Iowa State's Plant Sci...
2006 World Food Prize recipients to be recognized at soils congress
...ion. During the course of his 30-year career as an agronomy
engineer and administrator at EMBRAPA, Lobato led Cerrado soil fertility and agronomy
research as it expanded to include soil microbiology, soil management, and crop management....
Internationally acclaimed soil scientists to receive awards in Philadelphia
...cience. Born in Brussels, he served as engineer of agronomy
and forestry in 1955, and earned his Doctor in Sciences in 1973. In 1968, he created the Soil Survey Staff of France and served as director until 1997, when he was appointed emeritus director. He was nominated chairman and general coordinator for the...
Iowa State scientists demonstrate first use of nanotechnology to enter plant cells
...hnology. The scientists are Kan Wang, professor of agronomy
and director of the Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute; Victor Lin, professor of chemistry and senior scientist, U.S. Department of Energys Ames Laboratory; Brian Trewyn, assistant scientist in chemistry; and Francois Torney, f...
New screening method to help find better biofuel crops
...d by collaborator Ken Moore, Iowa State University agronomy
professor and expert in biomass crop systems. While the scope of this project will be used to study biofuel crops, Smith said the technology could also be used to study other plant materials, such as those used for pharmaceuticals. Smith has been...
Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year
...mage is permanent. Craig Roberts, a professor of agronomy
in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU, says the quantity of this years hay crop will be down 50 percent to 75 percent from normal, but the nutritional value will be good. Last year, we had the drought, which affected both ...