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:2012
Lead Principal Investigator:William Schapaugh (Kansas State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Kelly Kusel (Kansas State University)
Harold Trick (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 disease and insect resistance (soybean cyst nematode (SCN), soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS), Dectes stem borer, soybean aphid and soybean rust).

The researchers are involved in incorporating transgenic events into elite breeding lines, mapping resistance genes for the soybean aphid, and improving selection efficiency in breeding for specific traits.

Project Objectives

Target breeding efforts to increased seed yield under dryland and irrigated production systems; seed composition disease and insect resistance (soybean cyst nematode (SCN), soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS), Dectes stem borer, soybean aphid and soybean rust).

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