Improved Management of Charcoal Rot (Year 1 of 1520-532-5608)
Sustainable Production
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Lead Principal Investigator:
Kiersten Wise, Purdue University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Asheesh Singh, Iowa State University
Martin Chilvers, Michigan State University
Tom W Allen, Mississippi State University
Ahmad Fakhoury, Southern Illinois University
Grover Shannon, University of Missouri
Jeffery Ray, USDA/ARS-Soybean Molecular Genetics Lab
Alemu Mengistu, USDA/ARS-West Tennessee Experiment Station
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#soybean diseases
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Objective 1. Find new sources of germplasm and develop new or improved breeding lines to be incorporated into industry elite material

Deliverable 1: Provide new sources of resistance to incorporate into commercial varieties

Objective 2. Identify molecular markers associated with charcoal rot resistance using linkage and association mapping approaches.

Deliverable 2: Provide new markers for breeders to use to speed up variety release

Objective 3. Determine environmental variables that influence disease development

Deliverable 3: Understand how temperature, moisture, planting date and variety type could influence disease development—will lead to improved management

Objective 4. Quantify the impact of production practices that minimize disease development

Deliverable 4: Identify how common production practices influence disease. Provide economic data to strengthen implementation of suggested management practices.

Objective 5. Determine pathogen diversity to aid with management guidelines and improve breeding and screening programs

Deliverable 5: Provide plant pathologists and breeders with a set of host differentials to characterize M. phaseolina. Characterize pathogen diversity to create area-specific management recommendations.

Objective 6. Optimize detection methods for M. phaseolina

Deliverable 6: Determine pre-season (soil) and early-season infection levels (plant) prior to symptom development to aid with in-season management decisions and provide more efficient pathogen quantification method to breeders and plant pathologists.

Final Project Results

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