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Advances in Soybean Breeding
September 2013



By Brian Diers, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois
Phone: 217-265-4062
Email: bdiers@illinois.edu

 

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Summary: This presentation describes changes in soybean cultivars that have occurred over the past 80 years of breeding in North America. The talk is mostly focused on the results from a series of experiments that tested in common environments soybean varieties that were released from the 1920ís to the present time. These results document that a large proportion of the yield gain observed in farmerís fields are the result of improved genetics.


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