Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6070-21220-068-39-A
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
End Date: Nov 30, 2016
To develop high yielding drought and heat tolerant cultivars adapted to Kansas and other drought-prone U.S. environments.
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.