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Andy Michel

Andy Michel

My job consists of 70% research on genetics of insect pests of corn and soybean and 30% on extension and outreach on agronomic pest management. What is the benefit of collaboration between …

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Leah McHale

Leah McHale

I direct the soybean breeding and genetics program at The Ohio State University. Research in my laboratory focuses on the improvement of soybean varieties and understanding of the genetic basis …

Curriculum
Maintaining yield

Maintaining yield

How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid resistant genes (Rag genes) to determine their effectiveness against soybean aphids.

Curriculum
GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

Should labeling of GMOs be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the …

Student research projects
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 …

News
Crops on campus

Crops on campus

“I’ve always wondered why they had corn here.” Now it’s clear to the students in Chuck Crawford’s AP Environmental Science class: The soybean and corn patch at Dublin Jer…

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New biotech developments from seed company’s research

New biotech developments from seed company’s research

Farming seems like family kind of work, doesn’t it? Can’t you just imagine families sharing in the labor, the land being handed down from one generation to another? This…

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Urban students plant soybeans

Urban students plant soybeans

“Most people think agriculture means to put plants in the ground and drive tractors around,” said science teacher Chuck Crawford. He wants to stop this limited portrayal of agriculture by educ…