Danforth Center Partners with Benson Hill to Win $1.4m NSF Grant

Danforth Center Senior Research Scientist Nadia Shakoor received the three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation. The funding will be used to develop FieldDock, a “smart farm” platform designed to monitor crops.

Benson Hill Chief Technology Officer Jason Bull said the fast-growing startup sees the FieldDock system as a tool that bolsters its own technology. The firm, a crop innovation company dedicated to unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, will help test FieldDock…