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Oct 21, 2022

“‘VT Sweet’: A vegetable soybean cultivar for commercial edamame production in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.” with Dr. Bo Zhang

Edamame, or edible soybean, is a popular snack. However, due to a lack of US specific soybean varieties, domestic production hasn’t been able to keep up with consumer demand. In this episode, Bo discusses her work breeding varieties that are better suited to US growing conditions, all while improving characteristics consumers enjoy.

Tune in to learn:

  • What are some of the key differences between edamame and soybean
  • What are the relationships between seed size, emergence, and yield
  • How breeders know when their new variety is ready
  • How new varieties move from the researcher to the market

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20140

This paper is always freely available.

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If you would like to reach out to Bo, you can find her here:
bozhang@vt.edu
https://www.instagram.com/vasoybreeding/

If you would like to reach out to Jyoti Prasad Kakati from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here:
jkakati@clemson.edu
https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/jkakati
https://www.facebook.com/jyotiprasadkakati
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jyoti-prasad-kakati-b867b021/

Resources

CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b50B8C45B-144F-ED11-BBA1-000D3A32318B%7d 

Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/z5fvHqO9IMx6Fekv9ty2tL0Qs96XdtwirRkyoPLWJxmuU6fD7kp9ck_1nhtJsGbwOV9u355j7ThmoH0aS4DOpehljcs?loadFrom=SharedLink

Edamame Project: https://edamameproject.weebly.com/

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