Screening of Roundup Ready variety soybeans and breeding lines for charcoal rot, SCN, and other yield limiting diseases
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
Lead Principal Investigator:
Alemu Mengistu, USDA/ARS-West Tennessee Experiment Station
Co-Principal Investigators:
Pat Donald, USDA/ARS-West Tennessee Experiment Station
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During the last four years over 500 conventional breeding and commercial cultivars were screened for charcoal rot resistance and a germplasm DT 97-4290 that is moderately resistant to charcoal rot was released by the USDA/ARS. Unfortunately, this germplasm does not have the Roundup Ready (RR) trait necessary for the growers to maximize the full benefit of charcoal resistance. The majority of soybean growers in Tennessee, as well as the Midsouth, have shifted to using RR soybeans because of its advantage of improved weed control and a significant improvement in yield. Realizing the importance of this issue, and the lack of data on current RR varieties, the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board...

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#soybean diseases
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