Grover Shannon

J. Grover Shannon

Professor Emeritus

Division of Plant Sciences

  • Phone: 573-379-4036
  • Fax: 573-379-5875
  • E-mail:
  • Address: Delta Center
    P.O. Box 160
    Portageville, MO 63873

B.S., Genetics and Plant Breeding, Mississippi State University
M.S., Genetics and Plant Breeding, Purdue University
Ph.D., Genetics and Plant Breeding, Purdue University

Grover Shannon has a research appointment in soybean breeding and genetics and is based at the Delta Center. His 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. He works closely with Dave Sleper and others on campus, as well as at the Delta Center, whose work is related to soybean production and improvement.