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Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

September 13, 2019

Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot,…
Climate change is already affecting global food production — and not equally

June 3, 2019

The world’s top 10 crops —  barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat — supply a…
Research sheds light on genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication

April 29, 2019

New research identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of…
ISU scientists overcome repetitive DNA to sequence the genome of devastating soybean pest

March 4, 2019

It was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle for which all the pieces are identical, but with only…
Nebraska plant scientist digs deeper into soybeans and soil bacteria

December 5, 2018

University of Nebraska–Lincoln plant scientist Marc Libault seeks to better understand soybeans and other legumes’ mutually beneficial relationship…
Researcher developing new industrial uses for wax made from soybean oil

October 5, 2018

Petroleum-based paraffin wax commonly coats cardboard and all sorts of other products to improve durability and water resistance,…
Study: Climate effects on ag yields vary by location, crop

March 30, 2018

The new Nebraska study suggests that climate shifts between 1968 and 2013 drove about 25 percent of the…
Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1

February 17, 2017

Successful inactivation of two genes in soybean using CRISPR-Cpf1 A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within…
CSIRO makes high-quality graphene with soybeans

February 1, 2017

A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world’s strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble…
Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world

October 20, 2016

Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of…
Soybean science blooms with supercomputers

August 25, 2016

Knowledge of the soybean in the U.S. has come a long way since its humble start, namely as…
Single ingestion of soy protein improves metabolism

July 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have found that just one meal of β-conglycinin, which accounts for approximately…
Entomologists assess possibility of fighting soybean aphids with other insects

June 15, 2016

Sometimes an entomologist has to fight fire with fire. Or bugs with bugs, as the case may be.…
Harvesting clues to GMO dilemma from China’s soybean fields

September 25, 2015

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe — to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified…
Entomologist: aphids are striking soybeans earlier than expected

August 11, 2015

Aphids, the tiny insects that can overwhelm soybeans and reduce yields, are appearing earlier than in previous years,…
Plant breeder boosts soybean diversity, develops soybean rust-resistant plant

May 13, 2015

It took decades of painstaking work, but research geneticist Ram Singh managed to cross a popular soybean variety…
Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

May 5, 2015

In the United States, nearly 15 million people and 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergy. In…
Rapid increase in neonicotinoid insecticides driven by seed treatments

April 3, 2015

Use of a class of insecticides, called neonicotinoids, increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely…
How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

March 9, 2015

Research on mice by UC Riverside scientists shows GM soybean oil is as unhealthy as conventional soybean oil,…
New Approach to Studying Fungus’ Attack on Soybeans

June 10, 2014

A new laboratory technique developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists could speed the search for soybean plants with resistance…
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