Breeding of improved non-GMO cultivars and germplasm
Sustainable Production
Lead Principal Investigator:
Ted Helms, North Dakota State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
R Jay Goos, North Dakota State University
Clifford Hall, North Dakota State University
Berlin Nelson, North Dakota State University
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The objectives of this project include development of non-GMO cultivars and germplasm that includes general use as well as specialty types; and providing data to growers on the performance of private company varieties. Data is provided in replicated tests for both non-GMO as well as Roundup Ready private company varieties. Protein, oil, yield, maturity, lodging and plant height data are provided and averaged across multiple locations.

Private company varieties are tested in high-yield conditions as well as in stress conditions. Stress conditions include evaluation on Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) infested soil, tolerance to water-saturated soil conditions on a neutral-pH soil, and tolerance...

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#breeding & genetics, #conventional, #idc rating, #non-gmo, #scn tolerant, #soybean breeding, #soybean variety testing
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Project Deliverables

Experimental lines will be selected for suitable maturity, high yield, lodging resistance, disease and SCN resistance as well as tolerance to iron-deficiency chlorosis. It is too soon in the breeding process to have a new RR variety. The plan is to have a new RR variety by 2017.

Final Project Results

The benefit to the North Dakota soybean industry would be that growers can save input costs because they could save their own RR seed for replanting the following year. Presently, farmers must purchase new seed each year. When the patent is no longer viable for the Roundup Ready One technology, growers should be able to save their own seed and plant it without fines or penalty.

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.