Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Soybean maturity groups V, VI, VII, and VIII have been screened systematically and accessions possessing potential source of natural resistance to Mexican Bean Beetle (MBB) have been identified along with several highly suscep-tible accessions for future studies. About 75% of the germplasm of maturity groups III and IV has been screened initially in 1985. A detailed copy of the screened germplasm can be obtained from scientists at Virginia State Univesity