Student research projects

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Nutrients in Glycine max amidst Temperature Increase

Aug 26, 2019
This study was completed in order to evaluate the relationship between temperature and content of elements such as potassium, iron, and zinc. Soybean (Glycine max) seeds were grown at two temperatures, 25 and 32 degrees Celsius, and all other …
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student research project

Soybean Peroxidase 2018

Jul 18, 2018
This study tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase between genetically modified soybean strains, Bayer Credenz 3841 LibertyLink Soybeans and Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 AG03X7, and conventional soybean seeds. The function of peroxidase found …
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student research project

Freeze Seed

Jul 18, 2018
For this experiment, we conducted a trial to find out what would happen if we grew seeds that were frozen versus seeds that were left at room temperature. Our hypothesis was that the frozen seeds would grow at a slower pace than the normal seeds. To …
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student research project

The rate of soybean growth with different food sources

Jul 28, 2017
In 2016 there were several natural disasters in the United States. These disasters include hurricanes, blizzards, and floods. The United States Blizzard (January 2016) dumped heavy snow from the Mid-Atlantic to the Southern New England states. In …
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student research project

Harnessing the power of beneficial microbes to enhance productivity in soybeans

Jul 28, 2017
The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of phytohormones and nitrogen on soybeans. Phytohormones regulate plant growth and nitrogen is necessary for plant growth and is often the nutrient limiting plant growth. Legumes are able to …
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student research project

The effect of starter fertilizer on Glycine max yields

Jul 26, 2017
The objective was to compare the yield and protein and oil content of Glycine max planted with a 2 x 2 application of 10-34-00 starter fertilizer and without starter fertilizer, and to compare the quality of water discharge from field drainage tile …
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student research project

It’s a drought: time for soybeans

Jul 25, 2017
In this project, five different types of soybeans were tested in three sequentially staged droughts with one control group. My hypothesis was that soybean P24T05R would do best in drought, and soybean R2C2450 would do the worst. The materials used …
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student research project

Soybean peroxidase

May 23, 2017
This study tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase. The function of peroxidase found in soybeans is to initiate the growth process when the plant is growing or injured. The hypothesis was that there will be no difference in the levels …
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student research project

Macromolecule comparison of dog treats

May 23, 2017
The purpose of this project was to compare the amount of macromolecules that would be absorbed from four different flour based dog biscuits (soy, sorghum, wheat, and brown rice), and determine which base would benefit dogs the most. It was believed …
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student research project

Which brands of organic tofu are genetically modified?

Oct 11, 2016
If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using PCR to replicate the DNA and Gel Electrophoresis …
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student research project

The effect of soil on plant growth

May 26, 2016
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 were placed by a long window so that each …
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student research project

Grafting peas and beans

Aug 24, 2015
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 plant, to speed up the growth by giving it a …