Breeding of improved cultivars and germplasm
Sustainable Production
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Ted Helms, North Dakota State University
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Brief Project Summary:

The goal of this research project is to provide soybean farmers in North Dakota cultivars that are genetically superior to varieties that are currently being grown. The soybean breeding effort is also producing both cultivars and germplasm lines that private companies can use in their breeding programs. The breeding targets are high yield, disease resistance (iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC), soybean mosaic virus (SMV), aphid resistance, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance, improved protein composition and resistance to selected herbicides. Advanced experimental lines are tested at eight to fourteen different sites in North Dakota. Two cultivars (RG7008RR (MG 00.8) and Sheyenne (MG...

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#breeding & genetics
Information And Results
Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.