'Maize roots against hunger' featured on Deutschlandfunk

Posted: September 21, 2013

The Roots lab investigates efficient maize root systems in poor soils to combat hunger, and was recently featured in German national news.

The Roots lab's projects on maize were featured in Deutschlandfunk. 

'Sometimes it's the simple questions that require the most thought' says Jonathan Lynch. Plant scientists from Penn State University are investigating the root causes of low yields in corn grown under harsh environmental conditions, such as drought and nutrient-poor soils.

Read the full article in German: D√ľnne Wurzeln gegen Hunger.