Marker-assisted selection for agronomics, alimentary and feed traits

ECODA project number: Oilseeds East Activity 8 Objectives Active screening and validation of molecular markers and progeny material generated in the previous DIAP program. Develop, validate and screen parents and progeny for food quality and agronomic traits using novel molecular markers. … Continued

Natto and specialty trait soymilk/tofu improvement

ECODA project number: Oilseeds East Activity 5 Objectives: Improved natto and soymilk/tofu soybean lines and development of new varieties specific to emerging markets. These lines will meet the requirements of early maturity growing areas in Eastern Canada. Improved natto and soymilk/tofu soybean … Continued

Incorporation of drought tolerance in soybeans

ECODA project number: Oilseeds East Activity 4 Objectives Screen existing non-GMO soybean germplasm for drought tolerance. Cross drought tolerant parents to high yielding varieties. Select high yielding drought tolerant segregants for future varieties. Increase sustainability and yield of early maturity soybean … Continued

Rapid marker-assisted back crossing and speed breeding

ECODA project number: Oilseeds East Activity 3 Objectives: Learn, evaluate and potentially adopt speed breeding techniques and identify new ways of bringing Non-GMO soybean varieties to market sooner than current strategies. Improve the ability for a conventional breeding program to react … Continued

New germplasm material for improved nutraceutical and agronomic value

ECODA project number: A.1 Principal investigators: David Hendrick/Jim McCullagh Executive summary Sub-activity 1.1 – Natto soybean seed size and seed yield limitation Soyfood cultivars are selected by Asian food manufacturers for their end-use function in the production of tofu, soymilk … Continued