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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Breeding Approaches to Develop Stress Tolerant Soybean Varieties for Nebraska

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6070-21220-068-41
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Nov 30, 2015

To develop high yielding drought tolerant cultivars adapted to Nebraska and other drought-prone U.S. environments.

A broad range of soybean germplasm will be screened for drought tolerance in the field and greenhouse. Genetics of tolerance will be ascertained through QTL mapping, resulting ultimately in development breeder-friendly DNA markers for marker assisted selection. Adapted drought tolerant breeding lines will also be developed though empirical selection for improved yield drought stricken environments.

Last Modified: 11/29/2015
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