Database Research Summaries2018 Evaluation of soybean breeding lines for resistance to Phomopsis seed decay and for high seed germinability
The focus of this project is to identify and select soybean breeding lines with both PSD resistance and high germinability under Phomopsis-inoculated field conditions at Stoneville, MS
- Evaluate over 200 selected heterogeneous soybean breeding lines for resistance to Phomopsis seed decay (PSD) under Phomopsis field-inoculated conditions in 2018.
- Test PSD-resistant homogeneous breeding lines with resistance to PSD and high seed quality in multi-year trials (beyond 2016).
- Identify agronomically-improved PSD-resistant homogeneous lines with high germinability by the end of the project.
- Provide information to soybean breeders, growers, and others in the seed industry interested in disease resistance and seed quality.
Results will be updated once the research project is complete.
- These results may lead to the release of new soybean lines with both PSD resistance and high seed germinability.
- The new lines could both reduce elevator dockage from damaged seed and be suitable for seed bean production.
For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.
Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.