Project Details:

Title:
Assessing management options to enhance seed protein

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Nebraska Soybean Board
Categories:Crop management systems
Organization Project Code:1743
Project Year:2020
Lead Principal Investigator:Patricio Grassini (University of Nebraska)
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Information and Results

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Project Summary

The goal of the proposed project is to determine the influence of management practices on seed protein concentration.

Project Objectives

We propose to conduct a 2-year project in which we will collect seed samples from producer fields for protein determination combined with information on seed yield and management practices that producers provide via survey form. The primary goal of the proposed project is to determine the influence of management practices on seed protein concentration. For this, we will run a survey that will be completed by farmers and collect a seed sample associated with each surveyed field. The proposed project aligns with the NSB priority area on "Adjustment of soybean seed composition to enhance marketability."

Project Deliverables

By end of the project we expect to have a database including 500+ soybean fields, including information on seed protein concentration, management practices, and weather and soil properties.
Results will be published in high-impact agronomic-oriented journals and conveyed to soybean producers through Nebraska extension documents and presentations.

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

Updated February 12, 2021:

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

This project can potentially help identify options to increase both yield and seed protein concentration. Such information is crucial in order to stop or at least ameliorate the observed decline in seed protein concentration over time which, in turn, can help ensure a high protein soybean meal and better position NE and US soybean in the global market.

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