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Wet Weather Delays Harvest for Missouri Crop


The fall soybean harvest was delayed again by heavy rainfall in October.


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 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.


NCSB Announces Date for 2015 Symposium


The 11th Annual National Center for Soybean Biotechnology Symposium will be held on April 8, 2015.


NCSB Hosts Q&A with Monsanto


Two Scientists from Monsanto participated in a up-close question and answer session.


NCSB Members Attend International Conference of Genomics


The International Conference of Genomics (ICG) was held in Shenzhen, China.


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 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.


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.


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.


Upcoming Events


Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) Symposium
May 27-29, 2015
at the Bond Life Science Center


Soybean Crossing Clinic
Summer, 2015


Pick Your Bean Day
Summer, 2015


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