Project Details:

Determination of organisms affecting soybean seed quality and fungicide efficacy in reducing associated losses

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board
Categories:Seed composition, Agronomy
Organization Project Code:14-2019
Project Year:2019
Lead Principal Investigator:Tessie Wilkerson (Mississippi State University)
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Project Summary

Determine causal agent(s) of reduced quality of mature soybean seed and efficacy of fungicides for controlling these pathogens, evaluation of mechanisms for pathogen entry into maturing/mature soybean seed, and evaluation of response of new soybean germplasm that is exposed to conditions that promote reduced seed quality

Project Objectives

Determination of the fungal complex responsible for and its association with seed rot in conducive environments; determination of specific environmental conditions and associated pathogens that promote seed rot in soybeans; development of strategies involving fungicide/insecticide applications and application timing that can be used to reduce the impact of seed rot on harvest seed quality of soybeans when conducive environmental conditions are anticipated; and identification of germplasm lines that can be used to develop varieties that are less susceptible to causes of seed damage

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

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