General breeding of improved non-GMO 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 the soybean breeding project is to provide soybean farmers in North Dakota conventional (non-GMO) varieties 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), soybean aphids, and soybean cyst nematodes), improved protein composition and developing varieties for the specialty human food market.

Advanced experimental lines are tested at eight to fourteen different sites in North Dakota each year....

Unique Keywords:
#breeding & genetics
Information And Results
Final Project Results

~ Narrow-row spacing provided a 3.1 bu/acre increase compared to the wide row.
~ Yield increased 2.8 bu/acre with the high planting rate.
~ Use of the special foliar inputs increased yield 2.6 bu/acre compared to the untreated check; Return-on-investment needs to be considered for the yields associated with each factor.

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.