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Parched Deep

There'll be at least two more years of drought -- six feet down

Even if the Midwest gets normal rain and snow, it will take almost two years for soil moisture deep in the earth to recharge and sustain normal crop growth, said a soil scientist.

Restoring the Earth

Biomass crops can benefit marginal soils

Bioenergy crops can be a good match for areas of fields that have lost productivity. Crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus can help soil, improve water quality and provide alternative revenue.

New IPG Director

Bob Sharp named director of Mizzou's Interdisciplinary Plant Group

Robert Sharp, professor of plant science at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was recently named director of the MU Interdisciplinary Plant Group.