Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Researchers develop groundnut resistant to aflatoxin

· November 1, 2017

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri have made a discovery that has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin. With collaborators at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, United States […]

Pioneer to bring CRISPR-Cas technology to Danforth Center

· October 19, 2017

DuPont Pioneer is bringing CRISPR-Cas technology to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center) to jointly develop improved food security crops. Under the terms of the agreement, Pioneer will provide the Danforth Center access to its intellectual property (IP), technology capabilities, and scientific expertise related to methods for using CRISPR-Cas advanced plant breeding technology […]

18 jaw-dropping ideas picked for 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase

· June 29, 2017

Eighteen early stage companies will get the opportunity to show off their innovative work and blow the ag industry away at the 9th annual Ag Innovation Showcase, September 11-13, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri. “Each year, we seek to showcase innovations and innovators, foster conversations, and point to […]

Danforth rolls out farm-ready solar-powered PheNode

· November 1, 2016

Farmers can now get access to real-time measurements of temperature, humidity, CO2, rainfall, air quality, wind speed, light quantity and quality, soil moisture, soil temperature, pH, and nutrient composition, all from the modular sensors and cameras of a new technology called PheNode. Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a not-for-profit research institute, recently […]

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