Location: Crop Genetics Research Unit
2009 Annual Report
1)exotic germplasm with improved seed quality and germination under the production conditions of the early planting production system in the Midsouth and.
2)high-yielding experimental lines adapted to the early planting production system that incorporate these improved seed quality traits. Recent research identified 96 breeding lines with = 90% germination. Thirty-three of the 96 lines have been tested in 4 consecutive years and had at least 90% germination in each year. These 33 lines will be increased in 2009 for initial yield tests in 2010. Among the 96 are backcross (BC1) F3 progenies with germinations = 90%, which have the popular varieties 5002T, 5601T, and DT97-4290 as recurrent parents.