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U of Delaware Receives Grant to Study Legumes with Eye Toward Reducing Fertilizer Use

May 8, 2012 |

UD's Janine Sherrier is examining the relationships between legumes and beneficial microbes as part of a $6.8 million NSF grant.

Janine Sherrier, professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware, is part of a team that has been awarded $6.8 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the legume Medicago truncatula.

Sherrier leads one of four research groups participating in this project, which represents a collaborative effort between researchers at the Noble Foundation, the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, the University of Delaware, and the University of North Texas. Read More