Identification of New Sources of Resistance/Tolerance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum among Soybean Germplasm Showing Resistance to Phytophthora sojae (root rot)
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Kathryne Everts, University of Maryland
Co-Principal Investigators:
Behnam Khatabi, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Brief Project Summary:

One of the most practical and reliable methods for controlling plant disease is to use disease-resistant varieties. However, only limited sources of natural tolerance have been reported showing moderate resistance against Sclerotinia stem rot in soybean. This project’s goal is to identify new sources of Sclerotinia stem rot resistance in soybean, and to provide soybean breeding programs with germplasm containing that resistance. Work intends to characterize S. sclerotium isolates from soybean and other crops in the Delmarva region and evaluate soybean germplasm for resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot under greenhouse conditions.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, Extension agents, soybean breeders, seed companies

Information And Results
Final Project Results

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