SoyaGen: improving yield and disease resistance in short-season soybean

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Francois Belzile
Institution: University of Laval
Total WGRF Funding: $1,602,591
Co-Funders: Genome Canada
Start Date: 2015
Project Length: 4 Years

To develop breeding tools that will lead to new, high yielding soybean varieties that are adapted to the short growing season.   The project will deliver an in depth understanding of genes that control maturity in soybean, diagnostic tools to detect the presence of Phytophthora root rot (PRR)  and soybean cyst nematode (SCN), selection tools to develop varieties with higher disease resistance to PRR and SCN and identification of what is required to maximize the adoption of soybean in western Canada.

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