Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

ISU Soybean Breeding Program: An Update

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The ISU soybean breeding program started in 2014. The focus of this program is to develop soybean varieties for Iowa and Midwest farmers. Additionally, researchers are active in scientific discovery and tool development related to breeding and crop production. The group consists of graduate and undergraduate research students who are going to become the next generation scientists and breeders capable in agriculture, engineering, and data sciences related topics. The work this group does at ISU farms is critical for our success, as this gives us valuable research and breeding data. The group is very appreciative of the support received from farm staff and managers. In 2019, there were over 22,000 variety plots on various research farms across Iowa. These research plots also supported several graduate students and fellows.


How to Cite: Singh, A. K. , Scott, B. , Hicks, J. , Zhang, J. , Doepke, W. & Svoboda, S. (2020) “ISU Soybean Breeding Program: An Update”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2019(1).