News tagged with soybean varieties

A new tool for identifying key soybean genes

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers in Beltsville, Md. have developed a new tool to search for soybean genes that will make soybean plants more productive and better able to resist pests and ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Genetically modified foods,— who has to tell?

Consumers who believe they have a "right to know" whether their food contains genetically modified ingredients are pressing lawmakers, regulators and voters to require labels on altered foods. But even if they succeed, experts ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Focusing on flood-tolerant soybeans

Soybean varieties that thrive even in soggy fields could result from studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. This would help increase profits for Mississippi Delta farmers who can see ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Breeding soybeans for improved feed

Modifying soybean seed to increase phosphorus content can improve animal nutrition and reduce feed costs and nutrient pollution. However, further research is needed to commercialize this valuable technology. Knowledge of ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Breeding ozone-tolerant crops

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent.

dateAug 22, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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