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Research Project: Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm

Location: Bio-oils Research

Project Number: 5010-43000-008-00-D
Project Type: In-House Appropriated

Start Date: Apr 30, 2015
End Date: Apr 29, 2020

Develop cutting-edge analytical standards to provide a platform for essential activities to support soybean composition improvement in the U.S., including amino acids, fatty acids, protein, oil, and other important constituents.

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.