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The Soybean & Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit aims to improve soybean yield, quality, and resilience to climate change for environmentally sustainable production of high-yielding, high-value soybean. Our research focuses on the development of soybeans with broad genetic diversity, high yield, high protein quantity and quality, heart-healthy oil, and tolerance to drought, heat, and flood. We accomplish these objectives by integrating modern genomics, plant physiology, and conventional plant breeding.

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Publications at this location:

Uniform Soybean Tests, Southern States Report

Chart Soybean yield by year, US 

Final USDA Report Agrees with Main Street Data's (MSD’s) Soybean Yield Forecast

USDA raises the US. 2019 corn, soybean production

150 Years of Research at the United States Department of Agriculture: Plant Introduction and Breeding, ARS, June 2013.


The Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research is located in Raleigh, NC and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Research Leader is Rouf Mian.
Phone: (919)515-2734
Fax: 919-515-2734
3127 LIGON ST.
Raleigh, NC 27607