Comprehensive information on Nitrogen Use Efficiency for cereal crop productionPlant and Soil Sciences and Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Students visit CIMMYT, August 14-19, 2000
Recently six students and one professor made a journey to the wheat and maize research capital of the world - CIMMYT at El Batan, Mexico.  Four soil fertility graduate students ( Kathie Wynn, Roger Teal, Kyle Freeman, and Robert Mullen),   two engineering graduate students ( Duane Needham and Carly Washmon), and Agricultural engineering professor Dr. Marvin Stone flew out of Tulsa bright and early on Monday August 14 bound for Mexico City.  The purpose of the trip was to share information regarding the use of sensor based technology, and to help plant breeders identify higher yielding and more nitrogen use efficient genotypes. 
Photograph of CIMMYT headquarters, located just outside of Texcoco, Mexico 
The OSU contingent on their way to discuss the use of sensor based technology with the international scientists of CIMMYT.
Father of the 'Green Revolution' and founder of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Dr. Norman Borlaug is pictured in this dedication plaque located in the CIMMYT training facility.  He continues to work tirelessly in the development of new agricultural practices which increase productivity of producers worldwide.  In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Inside the CIMMYT Atrium which splits the training building that was an add-on in 1986 (left) with the original structure on the right.