Genetics Could Be the Key to Beating Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Soybean leaves with Sudden Death Syndrome

By: AgWeb

Iowa State University agronomy and plant pathology researchers have narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a costly disease, pointing the way for crop breeders to develop more resilient and profitable soybean cultivars for farmers.

“There are various ways of controlling sudden death syndrome (SDS) on the farm level, but there’s nothing that beats a good breeding and genetics effort to develop soybean cultivars that have the innate capacity to withstand the disease,” said Asheesh Singh, Iowa State agronomy assistant professor, who was a co-leader on the research project.

Read the full article at AgWeb: Genetics Could be the Key to Beating Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome


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