Posted 4 August 2004. PMN Crop News.
New Soybean Line Offers Strong Resistance to Nematodes
Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2004) - A new soybean line from the Agricultural Research Service and the University of Missouri delivers a rare combination of resistance to two leading nematode pests. The release is good news for consumers of edible natto soybeans.
The germplasm line, designated S99-3181, was initially bred for
Natto soybeans get their name from a Japanese fermented soybean
dish most commonly eaten at breakfast on top of rice, but it is also used in
Very few soybean lines, especially natto type, have this
The new line has broad resistance to SCN, the most destructive
soybean pest in the United States, causing annual losses as high as $438
The line is expected to be used as a parent in breeding programs
The new line is a cross between S93-1344 and Camp. Arelli uses
Agricultural Research Service, USDA