Phytobiomes Project Featured in the Iowa State Daily

April 13, 2016

ISU professor digs into research

By Jessica Drendel,

Iowa State Daily | Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:25:00 -0500


Phytobiome is a word that not many are familiar with, but that’s about to change.


Gwyn Beattie, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, is part of a group that has a spectacular but worthy goal: doubling the production of food, fiber and feed crops for the growing population by 2050.


“What we’re trying to achieve is a systems approach to crop production,” Beattie said. “Usually farmers and professionals just focus on one thing at a time. We want to get agronomists, meteorologists, even engineers to be a part of this so that we can work together to find what works.”


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Source: Iowa State Daily