Project Details:

Breeding and Genetic Mapping for Flooding Tolerance in Soybean / Screening Soybean Germplasm and Breeding Soybeans for Flood Tolerance

Parent Project: Breeding and Genetic Mapping for Flooding Tolerance in Soybean
Checkoff Organization:Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Research coordination, Seed composition
Organization Project Code:319-20
Project Year:2020
Lead Principal Investigator:Pengyin Chen (University of Missouri)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Blair Buckley (Louisiana State University)
Tessie Wilkerson (Mississippi State University)
Daryl Chastain (Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center)
M O Way (Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Beaumont, TX)
Leandro Mozzoni (University of Arkansas)
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Keywords: breeding & genetics, Research coordination, Seed Composition

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Project Summary

The potential for flooding in the Delta is certainly much greater than is typical in the Midwest. Dr. Chen leads this study which is a collaboration between several states in the MSSB. The project focuses on flood tolerance at both mid-season and early season stages of soybean development. Note: The University of Missouri is issuing subcontract awards totaling up to $100,000 to other University partners.

Project Objectives

1. Screen soybean germplasm and commercial cultivars for genetic tolerance to flooding.
2. Incorporate flood tolerance from identified source(s) into elite cultivars and lines.

Project Deliverables

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.

The expected end products from this project will include 1) a publically available and unbiased data set for the commercial varieties tested in state variety testing programs in MO, AR, MS, LA, and TX; 2) a list of high yielding, stable, and locally adapted soybean lines with flood tolerance recommended to the Mid-south farmers; and 3) new and improved breeding lines with flood tolerance to share with other public and private breeding programs for variety development.

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

Updated December 9, 2019:

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

This research will provide flooding-tolerant germplasm and cultivars. The germplasm and cultivars developed in this project will not only improve on-farm profit for soybean production, but also will serve as valuable genetic sources for future breeding programs in both public and private sectors to improve yield and stress tolerance.

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