Continue Development and Commercialization of Non-GMO High Oleic Varieties in Maturity Groups I to III
Sustainable Production
AgricultureCommercializationCompositionGeneticsHigh oleic
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Dechun Wang, Michigan State University
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Brief Project Summary:
In the past five years, with USB support, MSU has developed thousands of high oleic with low linolenic and low saturated soybean breeding lines with maturities ranging from 1.5 to 3.0. These lines are under evaluations at different stages in our breeding pipeline. ZFS selected two high oleic lines for seed increase in 2021 for commercial production in 2022 and in the future. Thousands of other high oleic lines are in the breeding pipeline. In this proposal, we propose to continue the breeding efforts and release further improved lines as commercial high oleic varieties. Our proposed research aligns with the USB strategy of Innovation & Technology: Investing in the production of soybeans to meet the demands of the future through improvements, new uses and technology.
Information And Results
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Final Project Results

Activities for Objective: Develop Novel MG I-III non-GMO soybean varieties with >75% Oleic and <3% Linolenic fatty acid contents. Continuation of the breeding pipeline for new high Oleic varieties has progressed as proposed. Fifty-four new crosses were made between twelve high Oleic lines and other improved lines showing desirable yield and disease resistance packages. A high cumulative success rate of 43.0% was achieved for all crosses, with hybrid pods scheduled for harvest in Q4 2023. Approximately 50,000 F2 seeds harvested in 2022 were analyzed by NIR for oleic acid content. About 6,000 selections were made and advanced to the F3 generation in the greenhouse. F3 seed was subjected to gas chromatography for oleic acid analysis and over 3,000 selections were made for additional greenhouse generation advancement. All F3 lines meeting oleic acid content thresholds were tested with DNA markers associated with resistance to SCN and Phytophthora root and stem rot. Nine hundred and eighty lines with favorable oil and resistance markers were selected and tested in single-row plots for initial field evaluations. Qualitative and quantitative selection of approximately 5-10% of single-row plots will be made in Q4 2023 for 2024 preliminary yield trials. Eighty high oleic lines were tested in preliminary yield trials at three locations, and 43 high oleic lines were tested in advanced yield trials at seven locations in 2023. Five lines selected from 2022 advanced yield trials were entered in 2023 commercial yield trials, USDA uniform testing, and SOYLEIC Contract Testing. Top performing lines will be selected Q4 2023 and submitted for commercial release Q1 2024.

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

The varieties developed from this project will increase the competitiveness US soybean in the world markets and domestic markets (against other oil crops).

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