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Automated Trichome Counting In Soybean Using Advanced Image‐Processing Techniques, Seyed Vahid Mirnezami, Therin Young, Teshale Assefa, Shelby Prichard, Koushik Nagasubramanian, Kulbir Sandhu, Soumik Sarkar, Sriram Sundararajan, Matthew E. O'Neal, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Arti Singh Jul 2020

Automated Trichome Counting In Soybean Using Advanced Image‐Processing Techniques, Seyed Vahid Mirnezami, Therin Young, Teshale Assefa, Shelby Prichard, Koushik Nagasubramanian, Kulbir Sandhu, Soumik Sarkar, Sriram Sundararajan, Matthew E. O'Neal, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Arti Singh

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Premise Trichomes are hair‐like appendages extending from the plant epidermis. They serve many important biotic roles, including interference with herbivore movement. Characterizing the number, density, and distribution of trichomes can provide valuable insights on plant response to insect infestation and define the extent of plant defense capability. Automated trichome counting would speed up this research but poses several challenges, primarily because of the variability in coloration and the high occlusion of the trichomes.

Methods and Results We developed a simplified method for image processing for automated and semi‐automated trichome counting. We illustrate this process using 30 leaves from ...


Computer Vision And Machine Learning Enabled Soybean Root Phenotyping Pipeline, Kevin G. Falk, Talukder Z. Jubery, Seyed V. Mirnezami, Kyle A. Parmley, Soumik Sarkar, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Asheesh K. Singh Jan 2020

Computer Vision And Machine Learning Enabled Soybean Root Phenotyping Pipeline, Kevin G. Falk, Talukder Z. Jubery, Seyed V. Mirnezami, Kyle A. Parmley, Soumik Sarkar, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Asheesh K. Singh

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Background Root system architecture (RSA) traits are of interest for breeding selection; however, measurement of these traits is difficult, resource intensive, and results in large variability. The advent of computer vision and machine learning (ML) enabled trait extraction and measurement has renewed interest in utilizing RSA traits for genetic enhancement to develop more robust and resilient crop cultivars. We developed a mobile, low-cost, and high-resolution root phenotyping system composed of an imaging platform with computer vision and ML based segmentation approach to establish a seamless end-to-end pipeline - from obtaining large quantities of root samples through image based trait processing and ...


Targeted Suppression Of Soybean Bag6‐Induced Cell Death In Yeast By Soybean Cyst Nematode Effectors, Jianying Wang, Greg Yeckel, Pramod K. Kandoth, Lakmini Wasala, Richard S. Hussey, Eric L. Davis, Thomas J. Baum, Melissa G. Mitchum Jan 2020

Targeted Suppression Of Soybean Bag6‐Induced Cell Death In Yeast By Soybean Cyst Nematode Effectors, Jianying Wang, Greg Yeckel, Pramod K. Kandoth, Lakmini Wasala, Richard S. Hussey, Eric L. Davis, Thomas J. Baum, Melissa G. Mitchum

Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications

While numerous effectors that suppress plant immunity have been identified from bacteria, fungi, and oomycete pathogens, relatively little is known for nematode effectors. Several dozen effectors have been reported from the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Previous studies suggest that a hypersensitive response‐like programmed cell death is triggered at nematode feeding sites in soybean during an incompatible interaction. However, virulent SCN populations overcome this incompatibility using unknown mechanisms. A soybean BAG6 (Bcl‐2 associated anthanogene 6) gene previously reported by us to be highly up‐regulated in degenerating feeding sites induced by SCN in a resistant soybean line was attenuated ...


Screening Soybean Cyst Nematode Effectors For Their Ability To Suppress Plant Immunity, Gennady Pogorelko, Jianying Wang, Parijat S. Juvale, Melissa G. Mitchum, Thomas J. Baum Jan 2020

Screening Soybean Cyst Nematode Effectors For Their Ability To Suppress Plant Immunity, Gennady Pogorelko, Jianying Wang, Parijat S. Juvale, Melissa G. Mitchum, Thomas J. Baum

Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications

The soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines , is one of the most destructive pathogens of soybeans. SCN is an obligate and sedentary parasite that transforms host plant root cells into an elaborate permanent feeding site, a syncytium. Formation and maintenance of a viable syncytium is an absolute requirement for nematode growth and reproduction. In turn, sensing pathogen attack, plants activate defence responses and may trigger programmed cell death at the sites of infection. For successful parasitism, H. glycines must suppress these host defence responses to establish and maintain viable syncytia. Similar to other pathogens, H. glycines engages in these molecular ...


Effect Of Mechanical Cutting, Planting Population And Foliar Fungicide On Soybean White Mold And Yield, Kurt Carpenter Jan 2020

Effect Of Mechanical Cutting, Planting Population And Foliar Fungicide On Soybean White Mold And Yield, Kurt Carpenter

Creative Components

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, which causes white mold, is a damaging fungal disease in soybeans [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. White mold occurs regularly in the upper corn belt of the United States where yield loss from outbreaks routinely occur due to the climate with high humidity and moderate temperatures. Many cultural practices can be implemented to mitigate the negative effect of white mold. This study investigated a novel cultural practice by using mechanical cutting, henceforth referred to as mowing, as a white mold defense practice. Mowing the soybean plant during early vegetative growth alters the plant architecture and growth habit that would ...


Herbicide Site Of Actions And Potential Damage To Zea Mays And Glycine Max., Justin Friedrich Jan 2020

Herbicide Site Of Actions And Potential Damage To Zea Mays And Glycine Max., Justin Friedrich

Creative Components

With the development of 2,4-D in the 1940s, farmers were able to selectively kill broadleaves in corn (Zea mays). 2,4-D was an effective and powerful tool that allowed farmers to reduce the time spent cultivating cornfields. The development of herbicides allowed farms to increase in size due to the reduction in the time spent interrow-cultivating. Monsanto’s introduction of glyphosate-resistant (Roundup Ready) soybean (Glycine max) in 1996 continued the expansion of farm size. Glyphosate-resistant crops allowed farmers to adopt a “spray and forget” weed management program that was widely adopted. The simplified weed management programs were successful until ...


Improving Integrated Management Decisions For Corn And Soybean Farmers Through Use Of A Mobile Scouting Application (App), Matthew Vandehaar Jan 2020

Improving Integrated Management Decisions For Corn And Soybean Farmers Through Use Of A Mobile Scouting Application (App), Matthew Vandehaar

Creative Components

Scouting efforts by farmers, field agronomists and crop advisors diagnose field issues experienced throughout a growing season. Modern crop scouting tools include the use of mobile scouting applications (apps) on smartphones or tablets. These apps allow scouts to document observations while viewing issues within a field. Throughout the 2014 to 2018 growing seasons, over 1,000 scouting notes were recorded and summarized using Pioneer’s Encirca® View mobile scouting app, primarily documenting issues in corn and soybean fields in central Iowa. This summary of field scouting notes shows the frequency of various field issues, correlates data to certain weather patterns ...


Deconstructing The Genetic Architecture Of Iron Deficiency Chlorosis In Soybean Using Genome-Wide Approaches, Teshale Assefa, Jiaoping Zhang, R. V. Chowda-Reddy, Adrienne N. Moran Lauter, Arti Singh, Jamie A. O'Rourke, Michelle A. Graham, Asheesh K. Singh Jan 2020

Deconstructing The Genetic Architecture Of Iron Deficiency Chlorosis In Soybean Using Genome-Wide Approaches, Teshale Assefa, Jiaoping Zhang, R. V. Chowda-Reddy, Adrienne N. Moran Lauter, Arti Singh, Jamie A. O'Rourke, Michelle A. Graham, Asheesh K. Singh

Agronomy Publications

Background: Iron (Fe) is an essential micronutrient for plant growth and development. Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC), caused by calcareous soils or high soil pH, can limit iron availability, negatively affecting soybean (Glycine max) yield. This study leverages genome-wide association study (GWAS) and a genome-wide epistatic study (GWES) with previous gene expression studies to identify regions of the soybean genome important in iron deficiency tolerance.

Results: A GWAS and a GWES were performed using 460 diverse soybean PI lines from 27 countries, in field and hydroponic iron stress conditions, using more than 36,000 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. Combining this ...


Plant Disease Identification Using Explainable 3d Deep Learning On Hyperspectral Images, Koushik Nagasubramanian, Sarah Jones, Asheesh K. Singh, Soumik Sarkar, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian Aug 2019

Plant Disease Identification Using Explainable 3d Deep Learning On Hyperspectral Images, Koushik Nagasubramanian, Sarah Jones, Asheesh K. Singh, Soumik Sarkar, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Background

Hyperspectral imaging is emerging as a promising approach for plant disease identification. The large and possibly redundant information contained in hyperspectral data cubes makes deep learning based identification of plant diseases a natural fit. Here, we deploy a novel 3D deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) that directly assimilates the hyperspectral data. Furthermore, we interrogate the learnt model to produce physiologically meaningful explanations. We focus on an economically important disease, charcoal rot, which is a soil borne fungal disease that affects the yield of soybean crops worldwide.

Results

Based on hyperspectral imaging of inoculated and mock-inoculated stem images, our 3D ...


Homeostasis In The Soybean Mirna396–Grf Network Is Essential For Productive Soybean Cyst Nematode Infections, Jason B. Noon, Tarek Hewezi, Thomas J. Baum Jan 2019

Homeostasis In The Soybean Mirna396–Grf Network Is Essential For Productive Soybean Cyst Nematode Infections, Jason B. Noon, Tarek Hewezi, Thomas J. Baum

Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications

Heterodera glycines, the soybean cyst nematode, penetrates soybean roots and migrates to the vascular cylinder where it forms a feeding site called the syncytium. MiRNA396 (miR396) targets growth-regulating factor (GRF) genes, and the miR396–GRF1/3 module is a master regulator of syncytium development in model cyst nematode H. schachtii infection of Arabidopsis. Here, we investigated whether this regulatory system operates similarly in soybean roots and is likewise important for H. glycines infection. We found that a network involving nine MIR396 and 23 GRF genes is important for normal development of soybean roots and that GRF function is specified in ...


Studies On The Impact Of Cover Crops On Soybean Productivity And Root Diseases, Grazieli Da Araldi Da Silva Jan 2019

Studies On The Impact Of Cover Crops On Soybean Productivity And Root Diseases, Grazieli Da Araldi Da Silva

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Soybean (Glycine max L.) and corn (Zea mays L.) are the two main field crops grown in the Midwest, and they are usually used in a rotation system (FAOSTAT, 2018). This cropping system contributes to the elevated nitrate levels found in the surface waters in the Midwest (David et al., 1997; Dinnes et al., 2002), along with higher risk of soil erosion (Pimentel et al., 1995) and loss of nutrients and organic matter (Burkart and James, 1999; David and Gentry, 2000). Cover crops, grown between soybean or corn harvest in the fall and planting of the subsequent crop in the ...


Drought Tolerance In Soybean: Methods For Improvement, Emily Thorp Jan 2019

Drought Tolerance In Soybean: Methods For Improvement, Emily Thorp

Creative Components

As opposed to the past, plant breeders today have access to far greater technology, and far greater obstacles to overcome. One of those challenges is the need for drought tolerance in crops such as soybeans. Soybeans are a major crop, affected by drought due to a lack of tolerance traits in cultivars grown today. Drought tolerant soybeans are important globally, because soybeans are grown in many countries around the world where yield losses from drought are frequent. Therefore, it is essential for farmers to make changes to their practices to help their crops tolerate or avoid drought, and breeding programs ...


A Comparison Of March And April Soybean Planting Dates In South-Central Illinois, Nicholas Patrick Marley Jan 2019

A Comparison Of March And April Soybean Planting Dates In South-Central Illinois, Nicholas Patrick Marley

Creative Components

One of the biggest issues with ultra-early planting of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is the lack of research that has been conducted. This study is designed to increase the knowledge base of soybean planting dates by looking at ultra-early (March) versus early (April) planted soybean in south-central Illinois. Field research was conducted in two fields, near Morrisonville, IL over the 2017 and 2018 growing season. In 2017, the March planted soybean required 19 days to gain 121 GDD for emergence to start. Compared to the April planting date where emergence was in 7 days with 123 GDD accumulation. In ...


Regenerating Agricultural Landscapes With Perennial Groundcover For Intensive Crop Production, Kenneth J. Moore, Robert P. Anex, Amani E. Elobeid, Shuizhang Fei, Cornelia B. Flora, A. Susana Goggi, Keri L. Jacobs, Prashant Jha, Amy L. Kaleita, Douglas L. Karlen, David A. Laird, Andrew W. Lenssen, Thomas Lubberstedt, Marshall D. Mcdaniel, D. Raj Raman, Sharon L. Weyers Jan 2019

Regenerating Agricultural Landscapes With Perennial Groundcover For Intensive Crop Production, Kenneth J. Moore, Robert P. Anex, Amani E. Elobeid, Shuizhang Fei, Cornelia B. Flora, A. Susana Goggi, Keri L. Jacobs, Prashant Jha, Amy L. Kaleita, Douglas L. Karlen, David A. Laird, Andrew W. Lenssen, Thomas Lubberstedt, Marshall D. Mcdaniel, D. Raj Raman, Sharon L. Weyers

Agronomy Publications

The Midwestern U.S. landscape is one of the most highly altered and intensively managed ecosystems in the country. The predominant crops grown are maize (Zea mays L.) and soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr]. They are typically grown as monocrops in a simple yearly rotation or with multiple years of maize (2 to 3) followed by a single year of soybean. This system is highly productive because the crops and management systems have been well adapted to the regional growing conditions through substantial public and private investment. Furthermore, markets and supporting infrastructure are highly developed for both crops. As maize ...


Genetic Control And Geo-Climate Adaptation Of Pod Dehiscence Provide Novel Insights Into The Soybean Domestication And Expansion, Jiaoping Zhang, Asheesh K. Singh Aug 2018

Genetic Control And Geo-Climate Adaptation Of Pod Dehiscence Provide Novel Insights Into The Soybean Domestication And Expansion, Jiaoping Zhang, Asheesh K. Singh

Agronomy Publications

Loss of pod dehiscence is a key step during soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] domestication. Genome-wide association analysis for soybean shattering identified loci harboring Pdh1, NST1A and SHAT1-5. Pairwise epistatic interactions were observed, and the dehiscent Pdh1 overcomes the resistance conferred by NST1A or SHAT1-5 locus, indicating that Pdh1 predominates pod dehiscence expression. Further candidate gene association analysis identified a nonsense mutation in NST1A associated with pod dehiscence. Allele composition and population differential analyses unraveled that Pdh1 and NST1A, but not SHAT1-5, underwent domestication and modern breeding selections. Geographic analysis showed that in Northeast China (NEC), indehiscence at both Pdh1 ...


Sifting And Winnowing: Analysis Of Farmer Field Data For Soybean In The Us North-Central Region, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Patricio Grassini, Adam C. Roth, Shaun N. Casteel, Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Hans J. Kandel, Peter M. Kyveryga, Mark A. Licht, Laura E. Lindsey, Daren S. Mueller, Emerson D. Nafziger, Seth L. Naeve, Jordan Stanley, Michael J. Staton, Shawn P. Conley May 2018

Sifting And Winnowing: Analysis Of Farmer Field Data For Soybean In The Us North-Central Region, Spyridon Mourtzinis, Juan I. Rattalino Edreira, Patricio Grassini, Adam C. Roth, Shaun N. Casteel, Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Hans J. Kandel, Peter M. Kyveryga, Mark A. Licht, Laura E. Lindsey, Daren S. Mueller, Emerson D. Nafziger, Seth L. Naeve, Jordan Stanley, Michael J. Staton, Shawn P. Conley

Agronomy Publications

Field trials are commonly used to estimate the effects of different factors on crop yields. In the present study, we followed an alternative approach to identify factors that explain field-to-field yield variation, which consisted of farmer survey data, a spatial framework, and multiple statistical procedures. This approach was used to identify management factors with strongest association with on-farm soybean yield variation in the US North Central (NC) region. Field survey data, including yield and management information, were collected over two crop growing seasons (2014 and 2015) from rainfed and irrigated soybean fields (total of 3568 field-year observations). Fields were grouped ...


A Solution For Sampling Position Errors In Maize And Soybean Root Mass And Length Estimates, Raziel A. Ordonez, Michael J. Castellano, Jerry L. Hatfield, Mark A. Licht, Emily E. Wright, Sotirios V. Archontoulis May 2018

A Solution For Sampling Position Errors In Maize And Soybean Root Mass And Length Estimates, Raziel A. Ordonez, Michael J. Castellano, Jerry L. Hatfield, Mark A. Licht, Emily E. Wright, Sotirios V. Archontoulis

Agronomy Publications

Root mass and length attributes are difficult to obtain in the field and currently there is uniformity among literature studies in estimating the effect of sampling position error. With the objectives of 1) quantifying the sampling position error in calculating weighted average root values per unit area and 2) developing an algorithm to minimize root position sampling error so that existing data in the literature can be used in future studies, we collected and analyzed root mass and length data across four sampling positions (0, 12, 24 and 36 cm distance from the plant row; row-to-row spacing 76 cm) from ...


Winter Cereal Rye And Selected Brassica Cover Crops For Forage Prior To Soybeans, Timothy James Sklenar Jan 2018

Winter Cereal Rye And Selected Brassica Cover Crops For Forage Prior To Soybeans, Timothy James Sklenar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Despite myriad benefits to incorporating winter cover crops into conventionally managed row crop systems farmer adoption remains low in Iowa. Commonly cited apprehensions include the costs associated with managing cover crops without any short term economic benefits and the complexities associated with management of cover crops. The management of cover crops as a forage could potentially help address both of these issues while at the same time enhancing the environmental sustainability of conventionally managed systems. The work provided in this thesis is an attempt to evaluate the potential for four selected species to be managed as dual-purpose winter cover crops ...


Using Genomic And Gene Expression Methods To Understand The Phenotypic Response Of Soybean To Sudden Death Syndrome Caused By Fusarium Virguliforme, Alexander Stephen Luckew Jan 2018

Using Genomic And Gene Expression Methods To Understand The Phenotypic Response Of Soybean To Sudden Death Syndrome Caused By Fusarium Virguliforme, Alexander Stephen Luckew

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important soybean diseases in the Midwestern United States, leading to average losses of $396 million per year from 1996 to 2015. The causal agent of SDS, soilborne fungus Fusarium virguliforme (Fv), causes root rot symptoms and releases phytotoxins taken up by the plant to produce chlorosis and necrosis in the leaves. The main management practice used to reduce the impact of SDS is planting resistant soybean cultivars. Resistance to SDS is known to be quantitative with 88 known quantitative trait loci (QTL) based on Soybase.org. Many of these QTL ...


Evaluation Of Soybean Grain Yield As Influenced By Soybean Seeding Rate And Fomesafen Herbicide, Paul Parcher Jan 2018

Evaluation Of Soybean Grain Yield As Influenced By Soybean Seeding Rate And Fomesafen Herbicide, Paul Parcher

Creative Components

Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) herbicide has been extensively used on several herbicide tolerant crops in the United States since the introduction of the first commercially available genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] seed in 1996. The launch of commercially available glyphosate-tolerant corn (Zea mays L.) seed in 1998 provided farmers in Iowa and other states, where corn and soybean are primarily grown, the ability to apply glyphosate to every acre of these crops annually.


Evolution Of Soybean Weed Management In The United States, Aaron Rowe Jan 2018

Evolution Of Soybean Weed Management In The United States, Aaron Rowe

Creative Components

Weeds have been an unwanted nuisance since the beginning of agriculture. The processes and technologies utilized to manage this yield limiting problem have evolved over time. Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production in the United States has experienced all of the major agriculture revolutions. This has included horse-drawn field implements, tractor power implementation, chemical era, and the most recent era of biotechnology. There has been a continuous gain in efficiencies with the discovery and introduction of new technologies to manage weeds in soybeans. A period of rapid discovery and introduction of new and novel herbicide sites of action (SOA) with ...


Management Of Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphids In The Upper Midwest Of The United States, Robert L. Koch, Erin W. Hodgson, Janet J. Knodel, Adam J. Varenhorst, Bruce D. Potter Jan 2018

Management Of Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphids In The Upper Midwest Of The United States, Robert L. Koch, Erin W. Hodgson, Janet J. Knodel, Adam J. Varenhorst, Bruce D. Potter

Entomology Publications

Since the first observation of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in North America in 2000, it has become the most economically damaging insect of soybean in the Upper Midwest of the United States. For the last 17 yr, soybean aphid management has relied almost entirely on the use of foliar-applied broad-spectrum insecticides. However, in 2015 in Minnesota, failures of foliar-applied pyrethroid insecticides were reported and pyrethroid resistance was confirmed with laboratory bioassays using lambda-cyhalothrin and bifenthrin. In 2016 and 2017, further reports of failures of pyrethroid insecticides and/or laboratory confirmation of resistance occurred in Iowa, North Dakota ...


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 ...