imaging of subsoil corn roots Penn State.
A team led by Penn State plant scientist Jonathan Lynch will combine technologies such as root modeling, robotics, 3D imaging of root architecture and anatomy, X-ray fluorescence and gene discovery to assist in the breeding of corn varieties with deeper and more efficient root systems.

Crop roots to go deeper with $7m grant

Grant from U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to focus on designing a low-cost, integrated system to identify and screen for high-yielding, deeper-rooted crops.

Researchers in the Pennsylvania State University's College of Agricultural Sciences have received a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to design a low-cost, integrated system that can identify and screen for high-yielding, deeper-rooted crops.

The interdisciplinary team, led by Jonathan Lynch, distinguished professor of plant nutrition at Penn State, will combine a suite of technologies designed to identify phenotype

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