Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Screening of improved soybean lines from Alabama A&M University for multiple resistance against bacterial blight, stem canker, and soybean cyst nematode in the greenhouse and in the field continued at Alabama A&M University. Lines obtained from Virginia State University in MG IV (PI 339984, PI 408039, PI 80837); MG V (PI 96089, PI 123440, PI L-76-0132, PI L-77-0049, 'Hill', 'Essex'); MG VI (FC 31665, PI 407868C, PI 159322, PI 416937, PI 379621, PI 221713, PI 230978, 'Lee'); MG VII (PI 423911, PI 229358); and MG VIII (PI 417134, PI 417063, PI 417061, PI 416893) were screened. Initial results indicated PI L76-0049 is resistant to bacterial blight, PI 159322 and PI 230978 are resistant to soybean cyst nematode (race 3 and 5), and PI 417061 has multiple resistance to bacterial blight and stem canker.