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Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions

By 2050, we will need to feed 2 billion more people on less land. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide levels are predicted to hit 600 parts per million—a 50% increase over today’s levels—and 2050 temperatures are expected to frequently match the top 5% hottest days from 1950-1979. In a three-year field study, researchers proved engineered soybeans yield more than conventional soybeans in 2050’s predicted climatic conditions.

Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar

Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar

Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and IGB faculty member Carl Bernacchi has been selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar. Mrs. Helen Corley Petit was an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who provided an endowment for the development of the scholarship and teaching of LAS college members who are early in their career.

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