COORDINATED ANALYSIS OF SOYBEAN BREEDING GERMPLASM
Project Number: 3620-43000-006-00
Start Date: Apr 01, 2006
End Date: May 23, 2010
Assemble and analyze a public genetic database for soybeans and wheat. Through collaborative efforts, the potential value of these crops will be explored. Support breeders by improving near infrared and gas chromatographic methods for rapid analyses of soybean composition and soybean oil, increase accuracy and precision of analyses and report results rapidly to customers. Reestablish collaboration with the University of Illinois and Purdue University.
Using new wet chemical methods, improved near infrared calibrations will be performed and compared to calibrations by other NIR users. A wider range of soybean composition will be worked into the calibration. Soxhlet and nitrogen analyses from newly obtained equipment will be used in the calibration. Carbohydrate analyses will be performed on a large number of soybean samples and added to the current calibration.