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Nematode resistance in soybeans beneficial even at low rates of infestation
Soybeans with resistance to soybean cyst nematodes seem to have a yield advantage compared to susceptible varieties when SCN is present. Until now, scientists did not know what level of SCN infestation is needed to achieve the yield advantage. A new University of Illinois study shows that SCN resistance from the soybean accession PI 88788 offers yield advantages even at very low infestation rates. (2017-02-23)

Plant pathologists address next steps in combating soybean rust
In response to the discovery of soybean rust in the U.S., plant pathologists are offering an opportunity to learn more about this disease at a symposium held during the annual meeting of The American Phytopathological Society (APS), July 30 - August 3, 2005 in Austin, TX. (2005-06-22)

Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
When Purdue University geneticist Rick Vierling first looked for ways to add value to soybeans, he didn't expect that he could help doctors diagnose AIDS in China. But that's exactly where his research is leading. (1997-07-10)

Plan to protect soybean crop is ready
Virginia agricultural leaders, including those in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been working with Virginia growers to ensure they are well prepared to deal with Asian Soybean Rust if it occurs. Growers have been trained to scout fields and will plant plots of early maturing varieties as an early warning system. (2005-03-15)

Australian vine can boost soybean yield, study says
Growing in its native Australia, the unobtrusive perennial vine Glycine tomentella could easily be overlooked. But the distant relative of soybean contains genetic resources that can substantially increase soybean yield, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. (2018-04-03)

Oil from biotech soybeans increases key omega-3 fatty acid in humans
A modified soybean oil increased the level of an omega-3 fatty acid in humans more than regular soybean oil. The modified oil may provide a plant-based alternative source of omega-3s. However, the oil's health effectiveness as a food ingredient remains to be proven. (2009-11-16)

Ragweed casts shade on soy production
Ragweed, its pollen potent to allergy sufferers, might be more than a source of sneezes. In the Midwest, the plant may pose a threat to soybean production. Scientists have found that ragweed can drastically reduce soybean yield. (2018-03-28)

Establishing nutritional value in copra and palm products fed to pigs
Products derived from coconuts and oil palm trees are the primary protein sources in swine diets in parts of Africa, southeast Asia, South America, and Europe. New research from the University of Illinois is helping to establish the nutritional value of these products. (2013-06-04)

Pennycress could go from nuisance weed to new source of biofuel
A common roadside plant could have the right stuff to become a new source of biofuel, according to US Department of Agriculture studies. (2010-11-04)

Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal species on heterodera glycines
University of Illinois and USDA plant pathologists found that several different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi species from different families reduced the number of cysts on soybean roots by 59 to 80 percent. They also found that one AMF species reduced counts of SCN by 60 percent and was able to suppress egg hatching by as much as 30 percent. (2020-10-26)

Benefits of combo lipid emulsion no greater than soy-based emulsion for pediatric patients
A systematic review of previously published studies found 'inadequate evidence' that combination lipid emulsions as compared with standard soybean oil lipid emulsion offer any greater benefit in bilirubin levels, triglyceride levels, or infection incidence in pediatric patients receiving intravenous feeding. (2014-07-23)

Harvesting clues to GMO dilemmas from China's soybean fields
China's struggle -- mirrored across the globe -- to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has left a disconnect: In China's case, shrinking fields of domestic soybean -- by law non-GM -- and massive imports of cheaper soybeans that are the very GM crop consumers profess to shun. (2015-09-18)

Olive oil may prevent the development of bowel cancer
Olive oil may protect against bowel cancer, finds a study in Gut based on research conducted in rats. Previous research has shown that dietary fat helps to promote cancer, but that the development of malignancy is associated both with the amount and type of fat consumed. (2000-01-24)

Biorefinery makes use of every bit of a soybean
Scientists today unveiled new technology intended to move soybeans, second only to corn as the top food crop in the US, along the same use-to-all path of corn and crude oil as a raw material for a wider portfolio of products. They described it -- a new integrated soybean biorefinery -- at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, being held here through Thursday. (2012-08-22)

More to learn about soybean rust in the 2006 growing season
The 2005 soybean growing season provided researchers, growers, and industry representatives with valuable information for 2006, yet there is still a great deal of information needed to understand soybean rust development and management, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). (2006-01-23)

Is Soybean Rust too close for comfort?
In 2001, the Asian species of Soybean Rust was observed for the first time in South America, notably in Brazil and Paraguay. Known for its rapid, windborne spread, the discovery and impact of Soybean Rust in South America has alarmed the U.S. soybean industry, which generates approximately $13 billion annually. (2003-06-11)

Study: Soybean oil reduces carbon footprint in swine barns
One of agriculture's most versatile crops could one day play a role in combating climate change, Purdue University research shows. In addition to using soybeans in a host of products agricultural engineers Al Heber and Jiqin Ni found that soybean oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions when sprayed inside swine finishing barns. (2009-02-26)

Research finds salt tolerance gene in soybean
A collaborative research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity. (2015-01-09)

Graphene from soybeans
A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world's strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. (2017-02-14)

Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1
Successful inactivation of two genes in soybean using CRISPR-Cpf1. (2017-02-16)

APS, PMN launch online soybean rust center
The American Phytopathological Society (APS), in conjunction with the Plant Management Network (PMN) and other scientific organizations, is overseeing a new online soybean rust center at (2005-02-14)

In a bug-eat-bug world, researchers are using a unique Chinese import to battle soybean aphids
The days of soybean aphids feasting on soybean fields may be numbered, thanks to a unique import from China. University of Minnesota scientists are field testing a beneficial insect, a stingless wasp from China also known as Binodoxys communis, that kills soybean aphids. A successful field test would be a major breakthrough in controlling a damaging crop pest. The University of Minnesota received permission from the federal government to conduct this test and is the leading institution in the testing. (2007-07-24)

Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs
Research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the effect of growing conditions on the nutritional value of soybean meal. 'The digestibility of phosphorus is the same in soybean meal grown in various regions in the United States,' says Hans Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois. (2016-07-28)

Young pigs prefer traditional soybean diet
Animal scientists have found that young pigs avoid the bitter taste of canola feed. (2013-03-12)

Motor oil of the future may come from veggies
Vegetable oil similar to the stuff you use to cook your food may one day fill your car's engine. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have developed a chemically modified version of the edible oil that shows promise as a cleaner, renewable alternative to petroleum-based motor oil, while enhancing its protective properties. Their research will be presented at the American Chemical Society national meeting in New Orleans on March 24. (2003-03-24)

Molecular technique advances soybean rust resistance research
A new tool is available to select for soybean rust resistance in breeding populations, said Glen Hartman, University of Illinois professor of crop sciences and USDA-ARS scientist. Hartman and his team of researchers successfully used quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) assays to assess fungal DNA in soybean leaf tissue to quantify the level of resistance in individual plants with resistance to soybean rust. (2011-05-16)

Biofuels research featured at day-long symposium at American Chemical Society meeting
Fuel chemists and other scientists from across the United States and Europe will present the latest research toward developing viable, cost-effective and high-performing biodiesel fuels on Sunday at the 231st national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, during a special day-long symposium, (2006-03-26)

Pest-resistant soybeans grow out of MSU research lab
Two lines of pest-resistant soybean painstakingly developed by a Michigan State University scientist promise healthier harvests. (2010-08-03)

National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Nashville
The American Phytopathological Society (APS), in co-operation with related organizations, will hold a National Soybean Rust Symposium, November 15-16, 2005 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. (2005-10-17)

Queen's University professor's chemistry discovery may revolutionize cooking oil production
A Queen's University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly. Philip Jessop, Canada research chair in green ghemistry, has created a solvent that -- when combined with carbon dioxide -- extracts oil from soybeans. Industries currently make cooking oils using hexane, a cheap, flammable solvent that is a neurotoxin and creates smog. The process also involves distillation, which uses large amounts of energy. (2010-03-29)

Tackling food allergies at the source
Food allergies cost billions of dollars and cause enormous suffering for people. Researchers are trying to remove the source of food allergies altogether -- troublesome proteins made by our favorite crops. (2020-11-18)

Rheological and emulsification behavior of Xinjiang heavy oil and model oils
The existing literatures focus on the flow pattern transition and pressure gradient calculation of model oils. We compare the two most commonly used model oils (white mineral oil and silicon oil) with Xinjiang crude oil from the perspectives of rheological properties, oil-water interfacial tensions, emulsion photomicrographs and demulsification process. (2016-10-24)

Starch-controlling gene fuels more protein in soybean plants
A gene newly discovered by Eve Wurtele and Ling Li introduced into soybean plants has increased the amount of protein in the plant's seed by 30 to 60 percent. People with protein-starved diets around the world could benefit. (2011-04-07)

Biofuels ignite food crisis debate
Taking up valuable land and growing edible crops for biofuels poses a dilemma: Is it ethical to produce inefficient renewable energies at the expense of an already malnourished population? David Pimentel and his colleagues from Cornell University in New York highlight the problems linked to converting a variety of crops into biofuels. Their findings are published online this week in Springer's journal Human Ecology. (2009-01-28)

Olive oil more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food
Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food -- think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. Scientists report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food. (2014-10-22)

Trans fat ban: Watch saturated fats and calories too
The New York City trans fat ban is a step in the right direction, but the regulation that requires some restaurants to display calories as prominently as price is just as important. Also missing in the discussion? Replacing trans fat will saturated fat would be problematic. (2006-12-22)

Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birds
Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. (2017-10-12)

High-protein canola meal beneficial for growing pigs
A new study at the University of Illinois has determined that high-protein canola meal could prove to be a valuable ingredient in swine diets. (2016-02-29)

Oil composition boost makes hemp a cooking contender
Scientists at the University of York today report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil profile results in an attractive cooking oil that is similar to olive oil in terms of fatty acid content having a much longer shelf life as well as greater heat tolerance and potentially more industrial applications. (2014-02-10)

Virginia Tech experts available to speak on the possible discovery of Asian Soybean Rust spores
Virginia Tech scientists say that there has been a change in the status of the fungus causing Asian Soybean Rust but that the new information is still too preliminary for any action on the part of the Commonwealth's soybean producers. The presence of spores does not mean the infection is present. It means that the scouting for the disease will be intensified. (2005-08-22)

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