NCSB goes to the Missouri State Fair, August 14th
The National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) will have a booth at the Missouri State Fair on August 14th.
Soybean Research Club Announces Fall Schedule
Each semester, the NCSB hosts the Soybean Research Club Seminar Series. This fall there will be 6 exciting seminars. The seminars are on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. in room 171 of the Bond Life Science Center.
NCSB to Host Soybean Crossing Clinic
Dr. Andrew Scaboo, a NCSB Researcher, will host a Soybean Crossing Clinic on Monday, August 11th at the Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia, MO. Registration is free but requested.
Rain Delays Soybean Planting Across the US
Spring rains delayed planting of soybeans and other crops by NCSB Researchers and farmers across the nation. Flooding due to the excessive rain has occurred across the US with Minnesota being one of many hard hit areas. NCSB Researchers, Henry Nguyen and J. Grover Shannon are studying flooding tolerance to develop soybeans that will be flood tolerant to help farmers' crops survive in these naturally occurring conditions.
10th Annual Soybean Biotechnology Symposium
The National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) hosted the 10th Annual Soybean Biotechnology Symposium on April 10, 2014.
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.
Record Soybean Crop Planted
According to an article written by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the soybean acreage planted in 2014 set a new record at 84.8 million acres which is an estimated 7.4 million more acres than the 2013 estimate.
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.
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.