NCSB Announces Date for 2015 Symposium
The 11th Annual National Center for Soybean Biotechnology Symposium will be held on April 8, 2015.
2nd Annual "Pick Your Bean" Day September 9th
The 2nd annual ‘Pick Your Bean’ Day will be held at Bradford Research and Extension Center on September 9th 2014 from 8:30 am until 11:00 am. This year’s theme is Utilizing Wild and Exotic Soybean Collections to Improve Yield Potential. A free breakfast will be served at 8:30 am followed by a short presentation by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Andrew Scaboo from the Division of Plant Sciences addressing the theme for the day and describing general plant breeding concepts. Participants will then proceed to the field to observe and select soybean plants to be tracked and evaluated for subsequent years by the northern soybean breeding program at the University of Missouri.
NCSB Hosts Q&A with Monsanto
Two Scientists from Monsanto participated in a up-close question and answer session.
Wet Weather Delays Harvest for Missouri Crop
The fall soybean harvest was delayed again by heavy rainfall in October.
The Newest Member of NCSB
Dr. Andrew Scaboo joins the NCSB and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Division of Plant Sciences as Assistant Research Professor for soybean breeding. Photo credit: Missouri Soybean Association.
NCSB Co-Hosts North Central Soybean Board Meeting in Iowa
Researchers and soybean board members from 9 different states discussed two important research areas in soybean: drought and soybean cyst nematode.
Packed House at Soybean Research Club
Dr. Doug Allen drew a large crowd at the Soybean Research Club on October 24th. Dr. Allen is part of the USDA-ARS team at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He presented his research on metabolic flux in leaves and seed.
NCSB Members Attend International Conference of Genomics
The International Conference of Genomics (ICG) was held in Shenzhen, China.
SoyKB: Bringing the Big Picture Forward
A new database called the "Soybean Knowledge Base" (SoyKB) has been developed to help researchers analyze and interpret "Big Data" sets that are being generated using today's technology. NCSB scientists from several NCSB member labs, including the Xu lab, Stacey Lab, and Nguyen Lab, contributed to the development of SoyKB.