Alabama Newscenter — Alabama Public Television Highlights Auburn-HudsonAlpha Collaboration

| February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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By Josh Woods
Auburn University

Auburn University’s collaboration with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville will be the focus of the latest episode of Alabama Public Television’s “Spotlight on Agriculture” Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

Auburn and HudsonAlpha merged their strengths in 2019 to improve crops for Alabama farmers. APT will highlight how their collaborative efforts are using plant breeding and genomics methods to expand the diversity of Alabama crops while making current crops more profitable for farmers.

“Alabama is one of the nation’s top-ranked states for biodiversity and climate diversity, yet we grow a small number of crops,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “Scientists at both Auburn and HudsonAlpha are working to capitalize on the diversity we enjoy.

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