Investigator: Louise O’Donoughue
Research Institution: CÉROM
Project Start: April 2018
Project End: March 2023
Funding for the Soybean Cluster is provided by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AgriScience Program through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, with industry support from the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) whose members include: Atlantic Grains Council; Producteurs de grains du Quebec; Grain Farmers of Ontario; Manitoba Corn Growers Association; Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers; Saskatchewan Pulse Growers; Prairie Oat Growers Association; SeCan; and FP Genetics.
- Develop SCN-resistant adapted germplasm using resistant lines issued from crosses with validated sources of resistance and marker assisted selection.
- The identification of new sources of resistance that will be effective against the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations which are present in Ontario
- The development of SCN-resistant soybean cultivars adapted to Canadian environments of maturity 00 to I
- The continued competitiveness of soybean production in Canada
despite the presence of this very serious pest
This activity proposes to develop SCN resistant germplasm in non-GM soybeans adapted to Canadian environments using marker-assisted selection. The germplasm will be adapted to Maturity Group 1-00 growing regions.
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.