Research Results


 

At Mandaamin we work for quality soil and quality nutritious food.


Published article - research done by Mandaamin Institute towards Nitrogen Efficiency and Nitrogen Fixation
Published article - research done by Mandaamin Institute towards Nitrogen Efficiency and Nitrogen Fixation
Published article - research done by Mandaamin Institute towards Nitrogen Efficiency and Nitrogen Fixation

Four Videos About Our Breeding Program

Breeding Corn for Positive Soil Microbial Interactions

Breeding Corn for Positive Soil Microbial Interactions. Captured live at the 2012 Organic Seed Growers Conference, Walter Goldstein, Mandaamin Institute, discusses data that shows some corn is receiving nitrogen that is fixed from the atmosphere by bacteria living in association with the corn. Hybrids made from these types of corn could produce more protein on less land and yield more than other types of corn grown under low nitrogen situations.

Breeding for Nutrition Part 3: Breeding Corn for Nutritional Value

This video is the third part of an eOrganic webinar on Breeding for Nutrition in Organic Seed Systems. This presentation was originally given live at the 2012 Organic Seed Grower's Conference. Walter Goldstein of the Mandaamin Institute discusses corn breeding for nutritional value and corn that is high in Methionine. This could replace the Synthetic Methionine in Chicken feed today


Breeding High Nutritional Value Corn for Organic Farmers 2015

Presenter: Walter Goldstein, Mandaamin Institute. This presentation was recorded at the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in La Crosse, WI on February 25, 2015.

From Puerto Rico - Nitrogen Fixing Corn

Nitrogen Efficient Corn, by Walter Goldstein of the Mandaamin Institute To learn more about the NIFA OREI project on Breeding Non-Commodity Corn for Organic Producers, see http://eorganic.info/cornbreeding


Results


It is probable we can achieve similar yields but with greater harvest of protein and oil and higher concentrations of methionine, lysine, oil, and protein.

• We also have increased carotenoid content which appears to be resulting in eggs and poultry meat that looks higher in carotenoids.

• We have developed new varieties that appear to be highly N efficient/N fixing and a number of them had competitive yields in our first year of hybrid trials.

• We are striving to bring this corn into the world appropriately.

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