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Researchers receive $7 million grant to develop deeper crop roots

Posted: 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.

"A team led by plant scientist Jonathan Lynch will combine technologies such as root modeling, robotics, 3-D imaging of root architecture and anatomy, X-ray fluorescence and gene discovery, to assist in the breeding of corn varieties with deeper and more efficient root systems.

To read the full article on Penn State News, follow the link here.