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High-yield agriculture

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Dr. Zachary Lippman examining tomato yield. Credit: Renna@CSHL

In the summer of 1905, on a small patch of land next to what is now the Carnegie Building at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a 31-year old scientist named George Shull began to grow maize, or corn, in a series of experiments that would change the face of modern agriculture. In 2010, CSHL scientists made two fundamental discoveries that continue the legacy at the Laboratory that began with Shull to improve the world’s food supply. Read the full story in the Winter 2010 edition of the Harbor Transcript.

  • At CSHL, the quest to improve food production began in the early 1900s with George Shull--the son of an Ohio farmer and his horticulturist wife--who turned his childhood interest in plants into a career as a botanist. Credits: Archives@CSHL

 

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