Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6645-21220-068-12-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
To develop productive group III, IV and V disease resistant, soybean varieties with improved protein, quantity, quality and stability.
Utilize classical and marker assisted breeding approaches to discover and introduce novel genes from adapted lines and plant introductions to develop high yielding group III, IV and V varieties with: a) 37% or greater protein and acceptable oil with resistance to nematodes and diseases, b) Improved lysine, methionine, cysteine, and other potentially limiting amino acids, c) Improve protein stability across environments, and c) Develop low phytate soybeans without seed germination issues.