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Assessing Causes Of Yield Gaps In Agricultural Areas With Diversity In Climate And Soils, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, Adam C. Roth, Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Mark A. Licht, Hans Kandel, Peter M. Kyveryga, Laura E. Lindsey, Daren S. Mueller, Seth L. Naeve, Emerson Nafziger, James E. Specht, Jordan Stanley, Michael J. Staton, Patricio Grassini Dec 2017

Assessing Causes Of Yield Gaps In Agricultural Areas With Diversity In Climate And Soils, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, Adam C. Roth, Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Mark A. Licht, Hans Kandel, Peter M. Kyveryga, Laura E. Lindsey, Daren S. Mueller, Seth L. Naeve, Emerson Nafziger, James E. Specht, Jordan Stanley, Michael J. Staton, Patricio Grassini

Agronomy Publications

Identification of causes of gaps between yield potential and producer yields has been restricted to small geographic areas. In the present study, we developed a novel approach for identifying causes of yield gaps over large agricultural areas with diversity in climate and soils. This approach was applied to quantify and explain yield gaps in rainfed and irrigated soybean in the North-Central USA (NC USA) region, which accounts for about one third of soybean global production. Survey data on yield and management were collected from 3568 producer fields over two crop seasons and grouped into 10 technology extrapolation domains (TEDs) according ...


Microscopic Characterization Of A Transposon-Induced Male-Sterile, Female-Sterile Mutant In Glycine Max L., Katherine A. Thilges, Mark A. Chamberlin, Marc C. Albertsen, Harry T. Horner Oct 2017

Microscopic Characterization Of A Transposon-Induced Male-Sterile, Female-Sterile Mutant In Glycine Max L., Katherine A. Thilges, Mark A. Chamberlin, Marc C. Albertsen, Harry T. Horner

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Publications

Premise of research. A male-sterile, female-sterile mutant was discovered in a w4-m mutable line of Glycine max L. The mechanism of its sterility was not well understood. Therefore, different cytological and microscopic techniques were undertaken to better understand the process of mutant phenotype development. Molecular research indicated that mer3 was responsible for the sterility.

Methodology. Macro images were collected of whole plants, flowers, anthers, pods, and ovules. Chromosome spreads from anthers at various meiotic stages were examined. Confocal scanning laser microscopy using optical sectioning was utilized on whole anthers and ovules at various developmental stages. Whole mature anthers and ...


Genetic Architecture Of Charcoal Rot (Macrophomina Phaseolina) Resistance In Soybean Revealed Using A Diverse Panel, Sara M. Coser, R. V. Chowda Reddy, Jiaoping Zhang, Daren S. Mueller, Alemu Mengistu, Kiersten A. Wise, Tom W. Allen, Arti Singh, Asheesh K. Singh Sep 2017

Genetic Architecture Of Charcoal Rot (Macrophomina Phaseolina) Resistance In Soybean Revealed Using A Diverse Panel, Sara M. Coser, R. V. Chowda Reddy, Jiaoping Zhang, Daren S. Mueller, Alemu Mengistu, Kiersten A. Wise, Tom W. Allen, Arti Singh, Asheesh K. Singh

Agronomy Publications

Charcoal rot (CR) disease caused by Macrophomina phaseolina is responsible for significant yield losses in soybean production. Among the methods available for controlling this disease, breeding for resistance is the most promising. Progress in breeding efforts has been slow due to the insufficient information available on the genetic mechanisms related to resistance. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) enable unraveling the genetic architecture of resistance and identification of causal genes. The aims of this study were to identify new sources of resistance to CR in a collection of 459 diverse plant introductions from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Core Collection using field and ...


The Effect Of Five Biomass Cropping Systems On Soil-Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Across A Topographic Gradient, Lisa A. Schulte-Moore, Matthew J. Helmers, Randall K. Kolka Sep 2017

The Effect Of Five Biomass Cropping Systems On Soil-Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Across A Topographic Gradient, Lisa A. Schulte-Moore, Matthew J. Helmers, Randall K. Kolka

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Understanding the environmental impact of bioenergy crops is needed to inform bioenergy policy development. We determined the effects of five biomass cropping systems—continuous maize (Zea mays), soybean (Glycine max)-triticale (Triticosecale ×)/soybean-maize, maize-switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), triticale/sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), and triticale-aspen (Populus alba × P. grandidentata)—on soil-saturated hydraulic conductivity (K S ) across a toposequence in central Iowa, USA. We compared data from the time of cropping system establishment in 2009 to 4 years post-establishment. Both our 2009 and 2013 data confirmed that cropping system impacts on K S vary by landscape position. We found that differences in cropping system ...


Isolation And Characterization Of The Aconitate Hydratase 4 (Aco4) Gene From Soybean, Z Coleman, J. Boelter, K. Espinosa, A. S. Goggi, R. G. Palmer, D. Sandhu Feb 2017

Isolation And Characterization Of The Aconitate Hydratase 4 (Aco4) Gene From Soybean, Z Coleman, J. Boelter, K. Espinosa, A. S. Goggi, R. G. Palmer, D. Sandhu

Agronomy Publications

Aconitase catalyzes the reversible isomerization of two tricarboxylic acids, citrate and isocitrate, during the Krebs cycle. Five aconitase genes, namely, Aco1, Aco2, Aco3, Aco4, and Aco5, have been identified in soybean. Previously, Aco4 was mapped on chromosome 11. The purpose of this investigation was to isolate and sequence the candidate gene for Aco4. We mapped the Aco4 gene to a 148 kb region on chromosome 11 that contained 19 predicted genes. One of these, Glyma.11G080600, codes for aconitate hydratase. Sequencing of two isozyme variants (A-line and B-line) for Glyma.11G080600 revealed three synonymous and two non-synonymous substitutions. Perhaps, the ...


Identification Of Spectral Disease Signatures And Resistant Qtl For Charcoal Rot Infection In Soybean, Sarah Jones Jan 2017

Identification Of Spectral Disease Signatures And Resistant Qtl For Charcoal Rot Infection In Soybean, Sarah Jones

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Disease phenotyping is an important process for both production field scouting and disease rating in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] breeding programs because yield is affected by many pathogens including charcoal rot, Macrophomina phaseolina. Charcoal rot has limited chemical control options and affects over 500 species worldwide making crop rotation a difficult management strategy as well. Due to these management challenges, breeding for disease resistance is a valuable strategy, however traditional disease phenotyping relies on human visual ratings which are prone to human error and have scalability issues when moving to large production schemes or modern breeding programs. Furthermore, there ...


Soybean-Pythium Pathosystem: Search For Host Resistance And Interaction With Fusarium Species, Elizabeth Rose Lerch Jan 2017

Soybean-Pythium Pathosystem: Search For Host Resistance And Interaction With Fusarium Species, Elizabeth Rose Lerch

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Seedling disease of soybean is an economically important disease that reduces crop stands and may reduce yield. Symptoms of seedling disease include pre- and post-emergence damping-off and root rot. Many species of Pythium and Fusarium cause seedling disease and are frequently recovered together from diseased soybean seedlings. Host resistance as a strategy to manage multiple pathogens has only briefly been explored in soybean and the interaction between these pathogens is unclear. To better understand the soybean-Pythium pathosystem, lab and growth chamber assays were conducted to accomplish the following objectives, 1) identify with resistance to seed and root rot caused by ...


Efficacy Of Soybean Seed Treatments In Iowa And The Effect Of Cold Stress On Damping-Off Caused By Pythium Sylvaticum, Mauricio Serrano Jan 2017

Efficacy Of Soybean Seed Treatments In Iowa And The Effect Of Cold Stress On Damping-Off Caused By Pythium Sylvaticum, Mauricio Serrano

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) production is negatively affected by the occurrence of seedling diseases. In Iowa, the occurrence of seedling diseases is commonly associated with cool and wet weather soon after planting, and several Pythium spp. have been found as the predominant pathogens causing seedling disease. Increasing cost of the seed, risk of seedling diseases reducing stand in cold, wet soils, and the yield benefit sometimes provided by early planting have motivated an increase in the use of fungicide seed treatment. However, a positive effect of seed treatments on soybean plant stand and yield has not been clearly demonstrated ...


Genetic Architecture Of Antibiosis And Antixenosis Aphid Resistance In Soybean And Elucidation Of The Molecular Effect Of Pyramiding Rag1 And Rag2 Resistance Genes, Martha Ibore Jan 2017

Genetic Architecture Of Antibiosis And Antixenosis Aphid Resistance In Soybean And Elucidation Of The Molecular Effect Of Pyramiding Rag1 And Rag2 Resistance Genes, Martha Ibore

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Soybean aphids are a major problem to soybean growers worldwide and they cause great yield losses. In the United States, soybean aphids can cause yield losses of up to 50% especially on susceptible varieties. Yield losses attributed to feeding by soybean aphids can be reduced by cultivating resistant soybean varieties. In recent years, certain biotypes of soybean aphids that can colonize resistant soybean plants have been reported, suggesting the continued need for identification of novel sources of aphid resistance to include in plant breeding programs. While gene pyramiding, in which certain resistant soybean genotypes carry more than one aphid resistance ...


Advancing Our Understanding Of Charcoal Rot In Soybeans, Martha P. Romero Luna, Daren Mueller, Alemu Mengistu, Asheesh K. Singh, Glen L. Hartman, Kiersten A. Wise Jan 2017

Advancing Our Understanding Of Charcoal Rot In Soybeans, Martha P. Romero Luna, Daren Mueller, Alemu Mengistu, Asheesh K. Singh, Glen L. Hartman, Kiersten A. Wise

Agronomy Publications

Charcoal rot [Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid] of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is an important but commonly misidentified disease, and very few summary articles exist on this pathosystem. Research conducted over the past 10 yr has improved our understanding of the environment conducive to disease development, host resistance, and improved disease diagnosis and management. This article summarizes the currently available research with an emphasis on disease management.