Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6070-21220-068-41-A
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
End Date: Nov 30, 2016
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.