273 Tropical Legumes Oral

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
In times of growing scarcity, crops must not only feed people and animals but should also provide some environmental benefit. Legumes are an important crop for the future due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. Tropical legumes have ongoing production and societal challenges that are being addressed on many levels. This oral session may address any issue of tropical legumes including breeding and varietal improvement, germplasm adaptation, seed systems, agronomic production, nutrition, utilization, fertility needs, legume value chains, and smallholder access to legumes in the tropics.

Approved for 1.5 CM CEUs


Tropical Legumes Community

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:10 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 226 B

Kerry M. Clark
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Food Legume Responses to Applied Nutrients in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles S. Wortmann, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Keziah Magiroi Ndungu-Magiroi, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization
2:05 PM
A Soybean Germplasm Evaluation Study for Seed Compostion and Agronomic Traits in Rwanda.
Doreen Mutoni, University of Missouri; Randall Nelson, USDA-ARS/University of Illinois; Kristin Bilyeu, USDA-ARS; Henry T. Nguyen, University of Missouri; Andrew Scaboo, University of Missouri
2:20 PM
Understanding Smallholder Farmer Grain Legume Technology Adaptation, Integration and Preference in Current Maize-Based Cropping Systems Using Participatory Action Research in Malawi.
Erin Anders, Michigan State University; Sieglinde S. Snapp, Michigan State University; Regis Chikowo, Michigan State University; Emmanuel Jambo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
2:50 PM
USAID Soybean Innovation Lab: Enhancing Sub-Saharan African Breeding Programs.
Brian W. Diers, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Randall Nelson, USDA-ARS; Andrew Scaboo, University of Missouri; Nicholas Ninju Denwar, CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute; Abush Tesfaye, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research; Godfree Chigeza, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
3:05 PM
Concluding Remarks
3:10 PM