2012 Annual Report
The data from all the 2011 plots for higher protein and/or lower phytate have been analyzed. Selections for advancement have been made for the protein lines, but we are currently analyzing lines for phytate content. One line, M02-495076, that has been in the Regional Quality Tests with higher protein has been released for commercial use. Phytate lines that are being considered for advancement include 5 lines with lower phytate and 6 lines with low phytate and soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance. The average yield of these lines is about 107% of the mean with a range from 102-115%. Two lines are suggested for use by others in crossing. They are: M04-377006, a maturity group 0 line with low phytate and about 38% protein and M04-372-14404, a maturity group I line with low phytate and about 38% protein.