Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet ResearchTitle: Harnessing the soil microbiome for increased drought resistance
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/11/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Dr. Manter is a Research Soil Scientist in the Soil Management and Sugar Beet Research Unit (SMSBRU) of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research examines soil biology and plant-microbial interactions aimed at optimizing soil health. Research emphasis is on developing new management strategies that incorporate our understanding of how microbial processes contribute to both soil and plant function; particularly, under biotic and abiotic stress. At this symposium, Dr. Manter will discuss some of the ways that microbes contribute to drought tolerance from both a soil and plant-microbial interaction perspective.