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Make starting a garden quick, easy

Missouri’s rocky soil can make it difficult start a garden. According to Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers, associate professor of agriculture at Missouri State University, there’s a quick and easy way to overcome this obstacle. “One of the easiest ways I have found to establish a new garden is to basically create an instant raised bed,” said […]

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Funding continues for Midwest Center of National Clean Plant Network-Grapevine

The Center for Grapevine Biotechnology at Missouri State University, under the direction of Dr. Wenping Qiu, received a grant of $50,729 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This grant will allow them to continue testing viruses and producing virus-tested elite grape varieties.

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Faculty provided grape breeding update at USDA Project Director meeting

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang attended and presented at the annual Project Director meeting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Plant Biology and Plant Breeding programs May 14-15 at USDA-NIFA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Getting the juicy details on grapevine research

Dr. Wenping Qiu, research professor in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State University, discovered the first DNA virus ever reported in grapevines, named the Grapevine vein clearing virus (GVCV). He and graduate student Michael Kovens discuss current research projects relating to this virus.

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