Location: Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Research
Project Number: 6070-21220-068-42-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2016
To develop high yielding drought tolerant cultivars adapted to Minnesota 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. Also adapted drought tolerant breeding lines will be developed through empirical selection for seed yield under stress.