Georgia gets corn improvement grant

Holmes, Get
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p21
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a $5.6 million grant awarded to the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia for a work that could lead to the development of artificial chromosomes in corn. The ability to create artificial chromosomes would provide crop geneticists a quantum leap in their ability to create corn varieties adapted to specific production needs. Researchers are currently working with one trait at a time instead of the whole shebang, according to Wayne Parrott, a UGA crop geneticist and co-investigator of the new grant.


Related Articles

  • SARE calls for farmer grant proposals for 2014.  // Nebraska Farmer;Nov2013, Vol. 154 Issue 11, p68 

    The article informs that the organization North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) is accepting grant proposals for its 2014 programs including the Farmer Rancher Grant Program in several North Central Region states including Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

  • Earth-Shattering Impact. Carter, Carol // Georgia Trend;Jul2002, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p65 

    Focuses on the job of program analyst Susan Reinhardt in the University of Georgia's agricultural research station in Georgia. Interaction with schools to enhance interest in mathematics and science; Partnership with the Coastal Plains Regional Education Service Agency to do an in-service day...

  • KARTA allocates up to $11,000 in grant funding for ag research in 2015.  // High Plains Journal;2/9/2015, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p6B 

    The article reports that nonprofit organization Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association (KARTA) would be allocating about $11,000 for agricultural research funding in 2015.

  • Georgia Professor Receives $505,000 Grant for Study Of African-American Achievement Gap in Atlanta Suburb.  // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;12/1/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 21, p10 

    The article focuses on the grant received by Doctor Jerome Morris, associate professor of social foundations of education and a research fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Research of the University of Georgia in Athens. The grant provides an opportunity to study achievement gap between...

  • Research based production practices form backbone of successful farms. Hollis, Paul // Southeast Farm Press;7/6/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 17, p4 

    In this article the author discusses the successful farming of peanuts through research based production practices in Georgia. He states that variety testing and development research have been conducted at the Plant Sciences Farm of the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental...

  • Cotton, Peanut Research Field Day held in Tif ton.  // Southeast Farm Press;10/7/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 23, p12 

    The article offers information on the Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day held at the University of Georgia Atlanta (UGA) Tifton Campus on September 9, 2009. It states that the event is a prime opportunity for growers to see how their investment works through the plot-side presentations from the...

  • A NEW AGE ON AG HILL. Grillo, Jerry // Georgia Trend;May2008, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p76 

    The article reports on the changes in the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in Athens, Georgia. In 2007, CAES ranked first among 15 schools and colleges in UGA in total external support for research. Moreover, CAES has broadened its range as one...

  • Georgia deans tell research needs. Holmes, Cat // Southeast Farm Press;4/21/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p16 

    Focuses on the critical funding needs for Georgia research and Extension programs. University of Georgia (UGA) deans to testify on behalf of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension Service before the U.S. House of Representatives agriculture subcommittee on...

  • Scholarships initiated.  // Southeast Farm Press;12/17/2003, Vol. 30 Issue 28, p10 

    Reports on the scholarship grant initiated by the Georgia Cooperative Council for undergraduate students enrolled in a course of study in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. Criteria for choosing an applicant.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics