Project Details:

Breeding and Genetic Mapping for Flooding Tolerance in Soybean

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Research coordination, Seed composition
Organization Project Code:319-18
Project Year:2018
Lead Principal Investigator:Pengyin Chen (University of Missouri)
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Information and Results

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Project Summary

The objective of this research is to develop new flood tolerant soybean varieties for the Missouri Delta region and Mid-South environments. Breeding varieties with flood tolerance for higher yields, disease and nematode resistance and quality traits.

Project Objectives

1. The goal of this project is to screen a set of varieties and new plant introductions in group III, IV, and V to identify new sources of flooding tolerance.
2. To identify new flood tolerance germplasm and identify and map genes for tolerance
3. Evaluate lines aimed at developing adapted material for flood tolerance and current cultivars for tolerance.

Project Deliverables

1) Continue variety development and mapping of new genes.
2) Begin to map genes from wild soybeans with greater tolerance to flooding than cultivated types
3) Make new crosses among flood tolerant cultivated types and flood tolerant wild soybeans
4) Yield test lines under flooding and under optimum conditions

Progress of Work

Updated February 5, 2020:

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Updated February 5, 2020:

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Final Project Results

Benefit to Soybean Farmers

When dealing with potential losses to stresses, many growers have to decide whether or not to grow the highest-yielding cultivars or to grow cultivars that are the most stable when stresses are encountered. This project will identify cultivars with flood tolerance so that specific recommendations can be made to producers. This project will also identify new sources of flood tolerance from diverse germplasm and incorporate such tolerance into high yielding background.

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