Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 01/06/2017

(Photo Courtesy of Kansas State University Research and Extension)

(Photo Courtesy of Kansas State University Research and Extension)

 

Bill Schapaugh, K-State Professor of Agronomy and Kent Kauffman, CEO of the Farm Research Center in Garden City, Missouri, joined us on Friday’s Ag Issues program.  The focus of the program was to discus a new partnership between Kansas State University and The Farm Research Center, that aims to develop a new variety of soybean.

The Farm is providing $60,000 in grant funding to Schapaugh, for research on two tasks:

  • Develop new maturity group 4 soybean varieties with protein and oil levels to meet sponsor criteria for commercialization for $45,000.
  • Assess genetic diversity in current germplasm for amino acid profiles — specifically, methionine, threonine and lysine — for $15,000.