The following videos are related to Legume Innovation Lab work.
(Video on plant breeding begins at approximately 1:33) MSU doctoral student Kelvin Kamfwa, whose research focuses on the genetics of biological nitrogen fixation in dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), presents a "day in the life" explanation on his lab work on plant breeding and genetics. Kamfwa's research objective is to map the quantitative trait loci for biological nitrogen fixation in Phaseolus vulgaris. The expected impact of this research is the identification of genetic markers that would enhance selection efficiency for biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), which is a complex trait and difficult to select for phenotypically. Kamfwa works with Dr. James Kelly, University Distinguished Professor, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.
K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu talks about a new project K-State has undertaken to improve agricultural supply chain activities in three African countries, on the strength of a U.S. Agency for International Development grant throught the Legume Innovation Lab, ...and the expected outcomes from this effort.