Location: Plant Genetics Research
Project Number: 5070-21000-040-26-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 30, 2020
The objective of this research is to conduct advanced soybean HOLL germplasm development and research.
The project involves investments into soybean breeding and related research to develop the most efficient methods for HOLL germplasm and variety development that lead to competitive yields, appropriate defensive packages, and herbicide traits that span all US soybean maturities. A Missouri Non-GMO source for high oleic acid in the seed oil will be utilized. For FY2020, ARS will continue to utilize the dedicated backcrossing program in Puerto Rico, but new recurrent parent nominations are scaling down. Each breeding program will continue forward crossing and development and selection of high yielding soybean germplasm for their maturity groups. It is our goal to have at least two divergent elite HOLL varieties identified per maturity group to achieve a foundation for this crossing scheme. This goal will provide the foundation for the HOLL soybean program deployed as a valid opportunity to all US soybean producers.