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CRISPR gene edited soybeans suited for hotter climates offer ‘enormous’ crop yield boost

July 9th, 2019 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

Chinese agricultural scientists using gene-editing technology have created new soybean mutants, which could lead to soybean crops in much warmer climates including South China and countries near the Equator.

To create the soybean mutants, research teams from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences knocked out two genes using the gene-editing tool known as …

Finding the best seeds to match Africa’s needs

February 9th, 2017 / Soybean Innovation Lab, Illinois, US

Throughout Africa, soybean farmers may have access only to a few varieties with unimpressive yield potential or to a few high-yielding varieties without performance data for their latitude and altitude. A new evaluation programme will address these deficiencies and give African growers more and better seed options.
“An important component to …