Mizzou Engineer develops software tool to investigate root growth

Mizzou Engineer develops software tool to investigate root growth

Arabidopsis thaliana roots growing in culture. A Mizzou Engineer has developed a software tool that could give farmers greener thumbs. The tool could help enable them to develop crop cultivars that are drought resistant, ensuring roots can reach falling water tables, adapt to warmer temperatures and be more resilient to environmental changes. Kannappan Palaniappan, a [...]
Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

Developing tastier, healthier soy-based products

More nutritious, shelf-stable soy-based products could be coming to a grocery store near you within the next five years — good news for health-conscious consumers and Missouri farmers alike. Mizzou’s Kiruba Krishnaswamy has received funding from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) to come up with a process to develop tastier powdered milk, yogurt and [...]
Sheri Smithey named 2020 Missouri Honor Award Recipient

Sheri Smithey named 2020 Missouri Honor Award Recipient

Sheri Smithey As a passionate engineering leader and champion of STEM education, Sheri Smithey (PhD AgE ’93) has earned Mizzou Engineering’s 2020 Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. The award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to engineering knowledge and/or to enhance the success of the College and its students. It also [...]
Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Mizzou Engineer developing an easier way to test produce for pesticide

Farmers in the future could have an easier way to test produce for pesticide residue thanks to the work of Mizzou Engineers. Maria Fidalgo, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, and a team of students and international collaborators have come up with a way to use sensors and films to detect microscopic levels [...]
Beef Producers Could Have More Precise Way to Manage Herds in the Future, Thanks to Collaboration Between Engineering, CAFNR

Beef Producers Could Have More Precise Way to Manage Herds in the Future, Thanks to Collaboration Between Engineering, CAFNR

Beef producers in the future could have a way to better manage their herds, thanks to Mizzou Engineering and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Beef producers in the future could have a more precise way to determine the productivity of their cattle, thanks to a collaboration between Mizzou Engineering and the College [...]
Team Devising Way to Analyze Images from Drone Footage

Team Devising Way to Analyze Images from Drone Footage

This photo illustration shows how a drone captures aerial video of a farm. A Mizzou research team is devising a way to pull high-resolution images from that video footage automatically. Imagine being able to assess the health of a single plant in the middle of a field by automatically analyzing a photo of it. The [...]

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