Project Details:

Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars with Advanced Herbicide-tolerance Technology, and Pest and Pathogen Resistance for Georgia Growers

Parent Project: Development of High Yielding Soybean Cultivars with Enhanced Seed Composition and Pest and Pathogen Resistance for Georgia Growers
Checkoff Organization:Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Soybeans
Categories:Breeding & genetics
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Project Year:2021
Lead Principal Investigator:Zenglu Li (University of Georgia)
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Project Summary

Soybeans are the world's largest source of animal protein feed and the second largest source of vegetable oil. The United States is the leading soybean producer and exporter. Farmers need to have high yielding cultivars developed specifically for adaptation to the Georgia and Southeast. Increasing yield and reducing the cost of production is imperative to increase soybean production in the Southeast. The most effective strategy to accomplish these goals is to develop high
yielding, multiple-disease and pest resistant cultivars with value-enhanced traits.

Project Objectives

Develop high-yielding soybean cultivars adapted to Georgia with advanced herbicide-tolerance technologies, enhanced seed composition, and pest and pathogen resistance.

Project Deliverables

High-yielding soybean cultivars with herbicide tolerance and pest and disease tolerance and other traits ideal for Southeast soybean production will be commercialized through seed companies.

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Benefit to Soybean Farmers

Georgia soybean growers will be the primary beneficiaries of this research through their reduced production costs and higher seed yields of advanced herbicide-tolerance trait technology and pest and disease resistant soybean varieties that are of greater value to the poultry and swine industries. A higher protein meal will better suit the requirements of feed manufacturers and poultry and swine producers. An enhanced profitability for soybean would expand the level of rotation with other major crops, such as cotton in Georgia.

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