Project Details:

Title:
Breeding Productive, Pest Resistant, Conventional and Herbicide Tolerant Group IV and V Soybeans

Parent Project: Breeding Productive Pest Resistant, Conventional and Herbicide Tolerant Group IV and V Soybeans
Checkoff Organization:Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Seed composition
Organization Project Code:301-20
Project Year:2020
Lead Principal Investigator:Pengyin Chen (University of Missouri)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Andrew Scaboo (University of Missouri)
Keywords: breeding & genetics, Seed Composition

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Project Summary

This soybean breeding program is housed at the University of Missouri Delta Center in Portageville, Missouri. Key areas of focus include the development of varieties with SCN and Root Knot nematode resistance, frogeye leaf spot resistance and, of course, yield. This is the core funding for Dr. Chen's program.

Project Objectives

The objective of this research is to develop new soybean varieties for the Missouri Delta region and other Mid-South environments. Specific objectives are breeding for higher yields, quality traits, and disease and nematode resistance.

Specific objectives:
•Develop group IV and V conventional and herbicide tolerant (RR1, RR2, and LL), pest resistant soybeans with equal or better yield than popular commercial varieties of similar maturity
•Provide Missouri farmers and seedsmen productive, pest resistant, non-GMO commercial varieties for export and sale in markets where non-GMO soybeans are in demand
•Provide Missouri farmers a choice of conventional and RR1 varieties which will give them more flexibility without intellectual property issues and opportunity to save seed costs
•Provide Missouri farmers royalties or a return on their investment in research from sale of these varieties

Project Deliverables

No matter the herbicide tolerance, soybean varieties with high yield and good resistance or tolerance to major pests and with lower seed costs are essential to soybean profitability in southeast Missouri. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), root knot nematode, reniform nematode, frogeye leaf spot, sudden death syndrome (SDS), stem canker, phytophthora root rot and charcoal rot are important diseases in Missouri. Resistant varieties are the most economical means to reduce yield losses to diseases.

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

Updated December 9, 2019:

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

Breeding high yielding, disease resistant, conventional and herbicide tolerant soybeans will offer growers an array of options to fit their farming operations. Resistant varieties are the most economical means to reduce yield losses to diseases.

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