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April 14, 2017

The Global Plant Council sat down with Dr. Lynch to discuss his research on crop plant adaptability to drought and low soil fertility.

March 13, 2017

A full-time position is available immediately at The Pennsylvania State University for a Research Agronomist to lead a field research farm located in Willcox, Arizona.

January 30, 2017

Hannah Schneider, Ph.D. student with Jonathan Lynch, has just been awarded a Future Leaders in Science Award from the Crop Science Society of America.

January 16, 2017

The Roots Lab recently received grant from ARPA-E's Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS) program to fund maize root research projects.

January 12, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, was quoted in an article linking traditional agricultural crops and improved health in a native american tribe in southern Arizona.

January 9, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab and project manager of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans, was recently highlighted in an article in Cook's Science for his work on tepary bean drought tolerance.

May 23, 2016

Dr. Jonathan Lynch and Roots Lab research was recently highlighted in a Nature News Feature, "The race to create super-crops".

Graduate student, Hannah Schneider, presenting at the Kirkham conference.
May 1, 2016

The 2016 Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Kirkham Conference took place in April 2016 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, the theme for which was "The Root Zone: Soil Physics and Beyond."

April 19, 2016

In April 2016, Dr. Jonathan Lynch presented at the UKPPN Root Phenotyping Workshop at the University of Nottingham.

January 11, 2016

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences magazine highlighted Roots Lab research investigating new ways to improve nutrient acquisition by crop roots.

November 5, 2015

Earlier in 2015, Dr. Jonathan Lynch attended the Society of Experimental Botany (SEB) meeting in Prague to present a lecture on "A Second 'Green Revolution'."

November 5, 2015

Dr. Patompong Saengwilai was one of the few researchers to be selected to participate in the KMUTNB’s Remarkable Event in Honor of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn: Science, Technology & Innovation Exhibition Oct 7-9, 2015.

November 5, 2015

Every year IRRI offers the Rice Research to Production (RR2P) short course "to help young scholars advance their careers in science"

April 29, 2015

The NSF BREAD award enabled research on improving water acquisition in maize through root traits.

April 29, 2015

Jonathan Lynch was presented with the Dundee Medal at the James Hutton Institute.

April 18, 2015

Penn State News features lab study on evolution of maize root systems for nitrogen efficiency.

October 11, 2014

Automated root imaging technique developed by Alex Bucksch at GA Tech and the PSU Roots Lab is featured in Scientific American and PhysOrg.

Crop stress trials are conducted in Willcox, AZ.
September 11, 2014

The Apache Root Biology Center was featured in the Edible Baja Arizona magazine, which explores regional food culture and heritage.

July 24, 2014

People Behind the Science interviewed Dr. Jonathan Lynch to discuss crop development for poor soils.