Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS) Department of Energy

Sponsor Website http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282948
Program URL https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId063b5038-d272-4caf-91d0-d104bb80569b
Deadline Dates (ALL) 08-Sep-2016
Synopsis SYNOPSIS:

Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS), is pursuing technologies that increase the precision and throughput of crop breeding for improved root-soil biogeochemical function. ROOTS seeks to develop novel, non-destructive, field deployable technologies to:(1) measure root functional properties; (2) measure soil functional properties; and (3) advance predictive and extensible models that accelerate cultivar selection and development. These technologies—especially integrated systems—could greatly increase the speed and efficacy of discovery, field translation, and deployment of improved crops and production systems that significantly improve soil carbon accumulation and storage, decrease N2O emissions, and improve water efficiency.

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