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Low-phosphorous Soybeans

Dr. Felix Fritsch at the University of Missouri, working with the Soybean Innovation Lab and researchers at Jimma Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia are developing a low- phosphorus soybean variety which will thrive in the nutrient-poor and high pH soils in Sub-Saharan Africa. Low phosphorous availability can be due to low levels of phosphorous in the soil, acidic soils that tie up phosphorous, or a combination of both factors.

Experiments take place at the University of Missouri and in field plots at the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia.  

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Dr. Felix Fritschi 
University of Missouri