Project Details:

Title:
Trait and production efficiency enhancement in soybean

Parent Project: Soybean variety and germ plasm improvement
Checkoff Organization:Kansas Soybean Commission
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Seed composition
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Project Year:2011
Lead Principal Investigator:William Schapaugh (Kansas State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Jim Long (Kansas State University)
Tim C. Todd (Kansas State University)
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Project Summary

The soybean breeding project will develop high yielding, multiple pest resistant varieties; special purpose varieties for use in food, feed or industrial products; germplasm with specific disease and insect resistance; and lines with improved oil quality. The breeding targets are increased seed yield under dryland and irrigated production systems; seed composition (high oil, high protein, low phytate, low linolenic, mid-oleic, and low saturated fats); and disease and insect resistance, soybean cyst nematode (SCN), soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS), soybean aphid and soybean rust.

They continue efforts to improve charcoal rot, SCN and SDS management recommendations, investigate the interaction between SDS and SCN, identify and assess biological methods to control diseases, including seed treatments and foliar treatments, and developing best management practices in Southeast KS for disease control in soybeans.

Project Objectives

1. Develop high yielding, multiple pest resistant varieties; special purpose varieties for use in food, feed or industrial products; germplasm with specific disease and insect resistance; lines with improved oil quality.
2. Improve selection efficiency in breeding for specific traits.
3. Improve charcoal rot and soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) management recommendations.

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