Areas of Research
Focus is improving the establishment and production of forage crops and designing sustainable management plans for forages developed by Noble Research Institute plant breeders.
Programs encompass both the creation and use of a variety of research tools to explore and decipher the complexities of plant and microbe growth, development and function.
Researchers study viruses, fungal pathogens, endophytes and mycorrhizae, and how these microbes affect plant productivity, stress tolerance and disease resistance.
Studies investigate the organism-scale biological processes crucial to plant growth and environmental response, a key to plant improvement.