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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SOYBEANS IN ROTATION WITH PENNYCRESS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Project Number: 3620-43000-007-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 04, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Determine the chemical composition of soybeans in rotation with pennycress.

Approach:
Pennycress will be grown post corn harvest at WIU and grown over winter. In late May, pennycress will be harvested and soybeans grown to full maturity and harvested. A control of soybeans planted both at optimum date and post pennycress harvest date will also be grown and harvested at the same time as the pennycress rotation study. Soybean samples will then be brought to NCAUR and analyzed for their chemical composition; oil, protein, moisture, and fatty acid profiles. NCAUR will utilize NIR and GC FAME methods to conduct the chemical composition analysis.

Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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