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Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer

Posted: January 19, 2018

Graduate student Christopher Strock is featured in Penn State News for his work on phosphorus-efficient bean roots.

"Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn State researchers, who say their recent findings have implications for plant breeders and improving crop productivity in nutrient-poor soils."

Read the full story at Penn State News.

Check out the recent publication in Plant Physiology describing this work.