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Board Member

Local Address: Portageville, Missouri, United States
National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
271 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
Columbia , Missouri 65211
United States

Company Description: The NCSB is a collaborative program among scientists at the University of Missouri, the USDA-ARS Plant Genetics Unit in Columbia, and the Donald Danforth Plant...   more

Employment History

  • Associate Director
    National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
  • Agronomist
    University of Missouri Delta Research Center
  • David M. Haggard Endowed Chair Professor
    University of Missouri Delta Research Center
  • Associate Director
    Soybean Center and Professor


  • Ph.D.
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Assoc. Director of NCSB / Professor & David M. Haggard Endowed Chair of Soybean Breeding University of Missouri, Division of Plant Sciences
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Grover Shannon
Grover Shannon becomes new Associate Director at soybean center
Dr. Shannon has accepted the new role as Associate Director of the Soybean Center. Shannon is the David M. Haggard Endowed Chair Professor in soybean breeding at the University of Missouri - Delta Research Center in Portageville, MO.
Dr. Shannon's research focuses on breeding for resistance to soybean cyst nematode, and other biotic as well as abiotic stresses. Breeding for improved protein and oil for enhanced nutritional value for farm animals and humans is also a goal of his program.
Newsletter - September 29, 2008 - Genetic Engineering Policy Alliance, California Genetic Engineering, 1 Sept 2008 [cached]
Lower seed and weed-control costs, price incentives at the grain elevator and yields that rival Roundup Ready beans have renewed interest in conventional varieties, said Grover Shannon, an agronomist at the University of Missouri Delta Research Center in the Missouri Bootheel.
In the 1990s, Monsanto introduced soybeans and other plants genetically modified to tolerate its popular herbicide Roundup (glyphosate). "Now there's a resurgence of interest in conventional soybean varieties. Farmers can grow them cheaper and they will yield just as well," Shannon said. Overseas demand for non-genetically-modified soybeans and the tripling of costs for glyphosate herbicide have made conventional varieties more appealing to many growers, he said.
"Roundup costs went from about $15 per gallon last year to $40 to $50 per gallon," he said. "That was a pretty good shock to growers. So they got to comparing things, and saw the conventional system was just as cheap."
Many farmers already add a conventional herbicide to glyphosate for weed control due to the spread of glyphosate-tolerant weeds, Shannon said. "The conventional herbicide systems are about as cheap if not cheaper than using just the Roundup system."
Reflecting overseas demand, grain elevators have been offering a premium for conventional soybeans. Last winter, growers could go to some of the local elevators and get a contract for non-genetically-modified soybeans for a dollar or more over the Chicago price, he said.
Another draw is the ability to save seed from conventional varieties, Shannon said.
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Grover Shannon
Lenis, J., Gillman, J., Lee, J., Shannon, J. & Bilyeu, K. (2010).
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