Project Details:

Soybean breeding and genetic improvement for Michigan environments

Parent Project: Soybean breeding and genetic improvement for Michigan environments
Checkoff Organization:Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
Categories:Breeding & genetics
Organization Project Code:18-03
Project Year:2018
Lead Principal Investigator:Dechun Wang (Michigan State University)
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Information and Results

Comprehensive project details are posted online for three-years only, and final reports indefinitely. For more information on this project please contact this state soybean organization.

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Final Project Results

The main objective of this project was to develop soybean varieties with improved agronomic traits (such as high yield and resistance to major diseases or insects) and quality traits (such as high protein, special fatty acid compositions, and food uses) for Michigan. In 2018, over 30 varieties developed in this project were tested in Michigan Soybean Performance Trials. Eight varieties were among the top 10 high yielding lines in the Central and/or the South Conventional Variety Trials. All these top ranking MSU varieties are resistant to SCN. Twelve varieties from this project were increased by various seed companies in 2018 for commercial productions in2019 and in the future. These new varieties will benefit Michigan soybean growers by either increased profits or reduced disease or insect management cost.

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