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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOYBEAN DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Soybean/maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research

Title: Breeding for rust resistance in soybean at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria

Authors
item Adeleke, R - INT.INSTITUTE NIGERIA
item Asafo-Adjei, B - CROP RESEARCH,GHANA
item Twizeyimana, M - INT.INSTITUTE NIGERIA
item Ojiambo, P - INT.INSTITUTE NIGERIA
item Paul, C - UNIV OF ILLINOIS
item Hartman, Glen
item Dashiell, Kenton
item Bandyopadhyay, R - INT.INSTITUTE NIGERIA

Submitted to: National Soybean Rust Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 14, 2005
Publication Date: November 24, 2005
Citation: Adeleke, R.A., Asafo-Adjei, B., Twizeyimana, M., Ojiambo, P.S., Paul, C., Hartman, G.L., Dashiell, K.E., Bandyopadhyay, R. Breeding for rust resistance in soybean at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria. National Soybean Rust Symposium.2006

Technical Abstract: The largest soybean producer in Africa is Nigeria where 484,000 MT were produced in 680,000 ha in 2003. From 1994 and 1998, Nigeria dramatically increased soybean hectares (up by 225%) and production (up by 250%). Adoption of improved high-yielding cultivars and good management practices coupled with better marketability contributed to the upsurge of soybean in Nigeria. Soybean rust was first observed in 1999 and is now endemic and causing serious losses in Nigeria. Nearly all released cultivars and elite breeding materials in final stages of testing are highly susceptible to the rust fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi. The soybean research program at IITA urgently emphasizes the development of rust resistant cultivars for African farmers.

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