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Managing Nitrogen

Curtis Ransom receives NIFA grant to build upon his doctoral research

Curtis Ransom spent his childhood following his father around agricultural fields as his dad worked with farmers to grow a productive crop. The fields Ransom conducts research in now look a little bit different than those previous fields. Ransom was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His father Joel, who serves as an Extension agronomist and professor at North Dakota State University,…

Taking Root

New grass finding may reduce nitrogen amounts needed for farming

As farmers spend billions of dollars spreading nitrogen on their fields this spring, researchers at the University of Missouri are working toward less reliance on the fertilizer. Less dependence on nitrogen could start with a simple type of grass, Setaria viridis, and its relationship with bacteria. The plant promises to lay groundwork for scientists exploring the relationship between crops and…