It’s a win for molecular grape breeding. New funding has been approved for a research project that uses genomic technology to create better varieties of grapes faster. The VitisGen2 project led by Cornell University, is a collaboration of 25 scientists from 11 different institutions, including Missouri State University. They are working in multidisciplinary teams to … [Read more...] about Helping to create the next generation of grapes
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, professor of agriculture at Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University (MSU), Li-Ling Chen, research specialist in the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station at Darr College of Agriculture at MSU, and three students; Surya Sapkota, an MSU/University of Missouri collaborative Ph.D. student, and Jacob Schneider and Will Knuckles, both plant … [Read more...] about Agriculture students present grape breeding research at conference
Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture alumna, Tayler McLane, from Broseley, Missouri, became the first woman to receive the Precision Impact Award at the 2016 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) meeting in Orlando, Florida, after being nominated by the Missouri home office, MFA Inc. at Columbia. Raised on a nearly 5,000-acre row crop farm in the Missouri … [Read more...] about College of Agriculture alumna is first woman to win Precision Impact Award
The end of the semester is always busy for students, faculty and staff. This year was no exception. However, for many the crazy schedule did not stop after classes ended, so we wanted to take a minute to share a couple exciting things people have done the last couple of weeks. China Study Away Shortly after graduation Dr. Melissa Remley travelled to China with five … [Read more...] about We’ve Been Busy!
Dr. Melissa Remley has joined the William H. Darr School of Agriculture faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources Unit. Originally from East Moline, IL, Melissa received a B.S. in Horticulture and an M.S. in Plant Science from MSU before earning a Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Missouri in Plant, Insect, and Microbial … [Read more...] about New Plant Science Professor Joins School of Agriculture