University of Missouri tests drought simulators

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Researchers have completed two drought simulators designed to test the effects of water deficiency on crops.

The simulators are being tested by the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center.

The simulators are essentially mobile greenhouses measuring 50 x 100 feet.  They are mounted on railroad tracks so they can be positioned to cover important crops like corn and soybeans during rain and moved away during sunny days.  The devices allow for in-depth testing under real world conditions.

Researchers hope that the simulations can help them to develop crops that are tolerant of water shortages.



Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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