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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Drought, Heat, and Flood Tolerant Varieties for the Midwest and South: Building on Success (Year 1 of 3)

Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research

Project Number: 6070-21220-068-38-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2016

Objective:
To develop high yielding drought tolerant cultivars adapted to Georgia 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. Genetics of tolerance will be ascertained through QTL mapping, resulting ultimately in development breeder-friendly DNA markers for marker assisted selection.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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