ReachOut Feature: Thinking Small in the Face of Climate Change
CSFS researchers Dr. Juli Carrillo and Dr. Cara Haney were featured in the latest issue of the Land and Food Systems Faculty Journal, ReachOut, for their two-year research project investigating how beneficial soil microbes can help plants deal with the global rise in carbon dioxide.
Carrillo and Haney’s project is funded by George Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant. Using a beneficial soil microbe, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Carillo and Haney are teasing apart genetic traits that can help in addressing the effects of carbon dioxide on plant health. The researchers are hopeful that they will be able to uncover microbial solutions that can be used in both organic and conventional farming.