Student research projects

Students are encouraged to share their soybean-focused research and experiments here so other students, teachers and industry leaders can learn from and build on the latest in agriscience discoveries.

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The Effects of Exogenously Applied L-Tryptophan on the Nodulation and Overall Development of Soybeans Grown in Acidic Soil

May 27, 2021
Acidic soil severely inhibits legume nodulation and devastates crop yields worldwide. Among the many phytohormones that regulate nodulation, indole-3-acetic acid is known to improve the nodulation and stress tolerance between specific legumes and …
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The effect of soil minerals on root nodulation

Jun 3, 2021
This project studied the effects of Phosphorus, Potassium, and Nitrogen on the nodule growth on the root system of a soybean plant. The objective was to compare the nodule population on the roots. This was done while also testing the soil in each …
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student research project

ISPS-2 (Improved Spatial Positioning System)

Aug 10, 2020
The purpose of this project was to continue to explore whether it was possible to create a GPS-like device on a small scale that was both inexpensive and accurate. This project uses the same idea as GPS, called trilateration, where the location of …
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student research project

The Miracle Formula

Aug 5, 2020
The purpose of this investigation is to find out how the pH and amount of each ingredient in a chemical fertilizer would affect the height of soybean, watermelon, and pumpkin plants. It is expected that fertilizers containing more nitrogen will …
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student research project

Comparing the most popular weather forecasting services

Jul 29, 2020
The concept for this project arose from pure curiosity. Almost everyone relies on weather forecasts to schedule their daily activities. In the world of business, many companies, whether corporate or small and family-owned are dependent on accurate …
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student research project

Which type of water makes soybeans grow fastest?

Jul 27, 2020
The purpose of the project is to determine which type of water makes soybeans grow the fastest when watering the plants with tap water, calcium water, and distilled water. The hypothesis states that the soybeans watered with calcium water will grow …
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student research project

Exploring the fuel efficiency and environmental impact of biofuels

Jul 27, 2020
Biofuels are the next generation of renewable fuel sources that are less harmful than conventional non-renewable fuel sources. With the growing knowledge of harmful environmental impacts of the fossil fuel industry, biofuels serve as an attractive …
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student research project

Soil compaction and fertilizer run-off in soybean crop

Jul 27, 2020
The purpose of conducting this experiment was to learn more information about the problem of fertilizer runoff and its relation to soil compaction as well as exploring possible solutions to both of these issues. A variety of research has been done …
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student research project

The Effects of Feed Type on ​Tenebrio molitor Weight

Jul 27, 2020
The Effects of Feed Type on ​ Tenebrio molitor ​ Weight The purpose of this project is to determine if ​Tenebrio molitor​, commonly known as mealworms, can gain weight on a diet of soybean stover, a byproduct of farming soybeans, with the intention of beco …
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student research project

Testing Local Waterways for Microplastic Pollution and its Effect on Crops

Sep 17, 2019
With a growing population, humans are now using more resources than ever before. In using such a high quantity of resources, it is inevitable that we have more waste than ever before. Global plastic pollution has increased at a dramatic rate in the …
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student research project

Improper Soybean Seed Handling Effects on Germination

Sep 19, 2019
In this project, multiple bags of soybeans were dropped from different heights and then germinated to test if improper handling has an effect on germination. First, the seeds were bagged, counted, and then dropped from their various heights of 150 …
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student research project

The Effect of Seed Storage Conditions on the Drought-Tolerance of Soybean Plants

Jul 16, 2019
The effect of seed storage conditions on the drought-tolerance of its soybean plants was studied. The researcher hypothesized that soybean seeds stored in the freezer (-10°F to 5°F), with a moderate relative humidity (50% to 60%) will have the best o …