Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6070-21220-068-03-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Development of drought tolerant soybean varieties.
Interdisciplinary approach involving breeders, physiologists and molecular geneticists. We have identified 9 exotic drought tolerant exotics in the USDA soybean germplasm collection. Genes conferring drought tolerance will be transferred to adapted varieties using a combination extensive field breeding and DNA tagging of drought QTL. Physiological studies will determine how the various drought QTL interact with the environment and each other, to facilitate their deployment.