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Impacting People’s Lives: Strategies to Provide Nutrient-Enriched Staple Food Crops – AgroHort Semin

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Keim Hall Room: 150
Additional Info: KEIM
Contact: Michelle Green-Ihde, 402-472-1503,
Presented by Michael Grusak, Center Director, USDA-ARS Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, ND.

Food crops can provide nutrients to people, but nutrient levels are not always adequate to supply required daily amounts. Grusak will discuss conceptual approaches to determine nutritional targets, along with transgenic strategies to increase iron and zinc concentrations, in cassava storage roots for African consumers.

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