Abundant in Missouri, black walnut trees are famous for their edible nuts. But most of these trees grow in the wild, making the quality and yield of nuts unpredictable. A Missouri State University research team is addressing this issue. Led by Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, department head of environmental plant science and natural resources, team members use DNA marker technology to … [Read more...] about Breeding better black walnut trees
U.S. Department of Agriculture rewards ongoing research at MSU. … [Read more...] about College of Agriculture receives specialty crops grants
The long-running debate of whether Norton, the official state grape of Missouri, and Cynthiana, the official state grape of Arkansas, are actually the same cultivar can be put to rest. A research team from Missouri State University, led by Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, professor of agriculture, has discovered they are the same grape based on a genetic study that took five years to … [Read more...] about Norton and Cynthiana grapes: are they different or the same?