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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // January 14, 2021 // 3(1)
Feature Stories
Diving Deeper Into Regenerative Agriculture (click to read)
Diving Deeper Into Regenerative Agriculture »

CAFNR, partners forming Center for Regenerative Agriculture

A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems (click to read)
A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems »

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 28-30

Jared Decker Awarded Wurdack Chair in Animal Genetics »

Jared Decker, associate professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, has been awarded the Wurdack Chair in Animal Genetics

Research Highlights
Analyzing wastewater to understand the spread of COVID-19 (click to read)
Analyzing wastewater to understand the spread of COVID-19 »

University of Missouri scientists are helping the state of Missouri detect COVID-19 from samples collected across the state

CAFNR Graduate Students Receive Foundation for Soy Innovation Scholarships

Two University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) graduate students recently received 2020 Foundation for Soy Innovation scholarships: Caio Canella Vieira and Haylee Schreier. Both students are working toward degrees in plant, insect and microbial sciences.

The Foundation for Soy Innovation offers an annual scholarship program to empower individuals working to further the soybean industry. To read more about the honor, as well as learn more about Canella Vieira and Schreier, visit the Missouri Soybean website.

Research Roars

CAFNR faculty members have received the following recent grants (listed by Principal Investigator):

Pengyin Chen, Drought Resiliency for the Farm-Yield Limitations of Commercial Soybean Varieties Under Drought, 10/1/20-9/30/21 $45,000, Agricultural Research Service

Ashley Conway, Investigating the Potential of Woodland Silvopasture Systems: Prevalence, Practices, Perceptions and Performance, 11/1/20-10/31/23, $174,718, North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Deborah Finke, Evaluate LavieBio Bacterial Isolates for Effects on Rootworm and Corn, 10/1/20-6/30/22, $63,225, Agricultural Research Service

Felix Fritschi, Impact of experimental microbial strains on Nitrogen Acquisition and Yield in Corn Proposed science plan for 2021 collaboration, 11/1/20-12/31/21, $48,000, Joyn Bio

James Heiser, Dicamba and 2,4-D tank mixtures with Glyphosate, Clethodim and Quizalofop and potential for antagonism, 1/1/21-12/31/21, $7,520, Cotton Inc

Harvey James, Assessing Fairness and Expectations in Agricultural Markets, 12/1/20-11/30/23, $446,453, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Kiho Lee, Germ cell preservation of immunodeficient pigs utilizing embryo complementation approach, 9/1/20-8/31/21 $195,469, NIH Office of the Director

John Lory, MU Certified Strip Trials: Fertilizer Management for the 4R’s, 12/1/20-11/30/23, $445,548, Mo Fertilizer Control Board

John Lory, The MU Forages 4R and Fertilizer Recommendation Handbook, 11/1/20-10/31/21, $39,876, Mo Fertilizer Control Board

Gerald Miller Jr, Improving Pesticide Safety Education in Missouri, 1/1/21-12/31/21, $18,088, Extension Foundation

Craig Paukert, Edward K. Love Foundation Fellowships, 1/1/21-12/31/21, $50,000, Edward K. Love Conservation Foundation

Timothy Reinbott, Investigation of monarch and bumble bee habitat needs, 1/1/21-12/31/21, $50,000, Mo Department Of Conservation

Kevin Rice, Soybean Entomology Research and Extension in the North Central Region, 10/1/20-9/30/21, $45,000, Ohio State University

Peter Sutovsky, Ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis in farm animal spermatogenesis, fertilization and embryo development, 7/1/21-6/30/26, $500,000, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Corinne Valdivia, SCC-IRG Track 2: Smart Integrated Farm Network for Rural Agricultural Communities (SIRAC), 10/1/20-9/30/23,$298,857, Iowa State University

Dean Volenberg, Alternative host plants of GRBV in Missouri vineyards, 11/1/20-6/1/23, $16,538, Mo Department of Agriculture

Michele Warmund, Identifying Herbicide Tolerance in Tomatoes and Assessing Fruit Safety, 1/1/21-11/30/22, $39,388, Mo Department of Agriculture

Lisa Webb, Does a copper-nitrate synergy drive algal blooms and toxicity in Sierra Nevada lakes? 5/25/20-8/31/24, $32,000, Geological Survey

Randall Westgren, Collective Entrepreneurship Research and Education for Socially-disadvantaged Small- and Medium-Food System Enterprises, 1/1/21-3/31/23, $499,975, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

In the News

Wastewater analysis for COVID-19 continues, with new applications

Columbia Daily Tribune

Roasting on an open fire: A speciality market emerges from a holiday classic

Columbia Missourian

Diving deeper into regenerative agriculture

Morning Ag Clips

The feature photo showcases a pair of bald eagles that have landed at the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia, Mo.! Follow the South Farm Facebook page for updates about the pair.