Drought, especially when it hits in August
The three-year, $1.9 million, is from the national Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), Benson Hill Biosystems (CropOS™), BASF, and VIB (Institute for Biotechnology in Flanders, Belgium).With Dr. Anna Locke leading the project , their team will bring together expertise in proteomics, the study of all proteins in a cell, with advanced machine learning techniques and crop physiology. Their goal is to use that information to increase yields while maintaining or enhancing nutritional content that’s important for animals and people.”
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Our unit participated in the School Science Teacher Workshop at Clayton, NC. July 12th, 2019. The topic: Genetics and Our Food Supply.
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The Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit is located on the campus of North Carolina State University. Staff scientists of the unit also have professorships in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department of the university. They lecture, advise graduate students and conduct cooperative research with non-Federal scientists at NCSU.
Soybean varieties released by the Unit are grown commercially and made available to the public through NC Foundation Seed. Released germplasm is sent throughout the US and world.
The unit cooperates with other breeders at public institutions across the eastern US. The United Soybean Board and NC Soybean Producers Assoc. have generously provided funding for many projects over the years, and continue to do so.
Partnerships with industry include Material Transfer Agreements with large agricultural companies.
ARS News Articles
|Soybean Genetic Treasure Trove Found in Swedish Village
|Jul 29, 2011
|USDA's Agricultural Research Service Announces Scientist of the Year and Other Awards
|Jun 15, 2011
|Drought-Hardy Soybean Lines with Stamina
|Nov 06, 2008
|New Soybean Promises Healthier Soy Oil
|Feb 13, 2004
|Bacteria May Provide Biofuel, Cheap Nitrogen Fertilizer
|Dec 26, 1996