Project Details:

Enhanced Pest Control Systems for Mid-south Soybean Production

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Mid-South Soybean Board
Categories:Insects and pests, Breeding & genetics, Soybean diseases
Organization Project Code:MSSB
Project Year:2017
Lead Principal Investigator:Paul Trey Price (Macon Ridge Research Station, Louisiana State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Blair Buckley (Louisiana State University)
Jeff Davis (Louisiana State University)
Clayton Hollier (Louisiana State University)
Tom W Allen (Mississippi State University)
Shane (Xin-Gen) Zhou (Texas A&M University, Beaumont, TX)
Travis Faske (University of Arkansas)
John Rupe (University of Arkansas)
Terry Spurlock (University of Arkansas)
Pengyin Chen (University of Missouri)
Grover Shannon (University of Missouri)
Heather Kelly (University of Tennessee-Institute of Agriculture)
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Keywords: cercospora, frogeye, stinkbugs, disease

Information and Results

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Project Summary

Soybean farmers lack resistant varieties for major diseases and pests that have long plagued the Mid-South region and are a growing threat to the Midwest. The purpose of this project is to identify and develop sources of resistance for Frogeye Leaf Spot, Cercospora Leaf Blight, and the stink bug complex. The resistant sources will be applicable to all regions. This project will incorporate the resistance into varieties that are adapted to the Mid-South.

Project Objectives

Using the data gathered from pathologists, public researchers will be able to innovate better yield protection from insect and leaf pathogens that will be incorporated into commercial products.

Laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments are an essential component of this project. We will identify disease and insect resistant varieties and breeding material and make it available to public and private breeding institutions.

Project Deliverables

Breeding lines with resistance to Frogeye Leaf Spot, Cercospora Leaf Blight, and Stinkbug will be made available to public and private institutions
Publications will explain the use of the genetic material will improve soybean production in areas of high pathogenicity and pestilence.

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

Benefit to Soybean Farmers

Due to climatic conditions, susceptible varieties and over-wintering of pathogens, many foliar diseases significantly affect the yield and quality of soybean. In 2015 in the midsouth, Cercospora damage cost $35 million and frogeye leaf spot damage cost $86 million. The key outcome will be high yielding, locally adapted soybean cultivars that are resistant to both stink bugs and diseases.

Performance Metrics

Project Years