Sustainable Production
Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Leah McHale, The Ohio State University
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Brief Project Summary:
This project focuses on the food-grade aspect of the breeding program. The objectives are to develop or work towards the development of food-grade cultivars suitable for international markets, including tofu and soymilk, natto and soy sprouts, and black-seeded soybeans. Breeding also integrates pest and pathogen resistance critical to adaptation to Ohio and quality of seed into food-grade cultivars including resistance to Phytophthora sojae and soybean cyst nematode at a single genetic region. These breeding program objectives are designed to train future breeders and fulfill an international demand for food-grade soybeans.
Key Beneficiaries:
#agronomists, #extension agents, #farmers
Unique Keywords:
#breeding & genetics, #soy foods, #soybean breeding
Information And Results
Project Summary

High yield and superior added-value traits will be released as varieties for direct use by growers. Novel traits and trait combinations will be characterized and materials released along with ‘breeder friendly’ molecular markers suitable for selecting the traits of interest. This enables all released material to be easily integrated into private breeding programs; thereby, widely increasing the availability of the genetics to Ohio farmers. Project Objectives: 1) Develop or work towards the development of food grade varieties suitable for international markets, (a) tofu and soymilk, (b) natto and soy sprouts, (c) black seeded; 2) Integrate resistance to Phytophthora sojae and SCN at a single genetic region; 3) Train the next generation of soybean breeders, educators, and emissaries. Obj 1 & 2 are driving innovation by creating specialty product opportunities & developing traits that improve yield. Obj 3 helps to build understanding by educating the next generation of professionals.

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Benefit To Soybean Farmers

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.