Development of Soybean Varieties and Germplasm with High Protein Digestibility
Animal healthAnimal nutritionNutrient management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Bo Zhang, Virginia Tech
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Brief Project Summary:

This research intends to develop soybean varieties that produce soybean meals better for livestock feed. Soybeans have several anti-nutritional factors such as trypsin inhibitors, phytic acid, raffinose family of oligosaccharides, and antigenic factors that prevent animals’ protein digestibility. The most economic and reliable way to improve animals’ protein digestibility is to feed them with soybean meals containing low concentration of anti-nutritional factors.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, extension agents, soybean breeders, seed companies, livestock farmers, livestock nutritionists

Information And Results
Final Project Results

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