Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-040-07-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Sep 30, 2018
Lead the HOLL breeding effort for maturity groups 00, 0, and I. Develop and identify new high yielding soybean lines to be used in forward and backcrossing efforts for the high oleic/low linolenic traits. Identify and test HOLL lines emerging from the backcrossing program.
1) Continuous development, selection and nomination of soybean lines to be used as recurrent parents for conversion to HOLL based on yield trials. 2) Yearly crosses made of an HOLL donor line to nominated parents followed by a dedicated backcrossing program in the winter nursery. 3) Utilize existing selection strategies to select highest yielding HOLL lines to target for variety release.