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Organic Soybeans – Breeding, Agronomy & Inputs

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Cultivating soybeans

Workshop Description

Join Istvan for a discussion regarding breeding, agronomy and inputs for organic soybeans.

Topics covered will include:

  • How does crop management impact organic soybeans as compared to conventionally produced ones?
  • Challenges and opportunities in production of organic soybeans in terms of inputs and outputs
  • Is breeding of soybeans adapted to organic farming necessary and why?
  • Partnering between researchers and farmers to improve organic soybean production and variety development
Soybean field
Close up in field
Soybean roots with nodules

Images left to right…

  • An organic soybean production field.
  • Taking soil samples to study root development in an organic soybean field.
  • An image of soybean roots with nodules.

Speaker: Istvan Rajcan

Istvan is a professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.

He is currently involved in the development of new soybean varieties, primarily for Ontario farmers. His breeding program serves as an important learning tool for graduate students in plant genetics and a mechanism for maintaining genetic diversity in soybeans.

Istvan Rajcan