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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Breeding and Physiological Approaches to Develop Stress Tolerant Soybean Varieties for Kansas (Usb Project 1420-532-5613)

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6645-21220-068-39
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Nov 30, 2014

Objective:
To develop high yielding drought and heat tolerant cultivars adapted to Kansas and other drought-prone U.S. environments.

Approach:
A broad range of soybean germplasm will be screened for drought tolerance in the field and greenhouse. Adapted drought tolerant breeding lines will be developed through empirical selection for seed yield under stress. Remote sensing approaches will be developed and refined to identify drought and heat stress tolerant genetic types.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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