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The Effect of Soil on Plant Growth

The Effect of Soil on Plant Growth

Have you ever been curious if the type of soil used affects how plants grow? Five soybean seeds were planted 2.5 cm deep, in separate pots of each type of soil. After seeds were planted, all 10 plants… continue reading →

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Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured… continue reading →

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Increasing Soybean Germination Rate

Increasing Soybean Germination Rate

Seed germination begins with the rupturing of the seed coat and the emergence of the radicle, which will form the first roots of the seedling. Molybdenum is a catalyst for several enzymatic reactions in… continue reading →

Curriculum

Maintaining Our Yield

How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Create experiments to test how abiotic factors impact soybean germination, go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid resistant…

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