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Professor, Peter Goldsmith, of University of Illinois, and Director of the Soybean Innovation Lab has recently formed a partnership with Argentine company, Rizobacter, to bring soybean technology to 26 African countries.
A cutting-edge inoculant is applied to the soybean seed before planting to ensure the right type of bacteria for the plant are present in the soil. These bacteria help the plant form nodules on the root system, allowing the plant to convert Nitrogen from the atmosphere into a compound that enables plant growth and the formation of beans.
“This partnership provides the soybean industry with access to a high-quality source of inoculant, which is an extremely effective and low-cost solution to improving soybean productivity,” said Dr. Goldsmith.