In order to succeed in specific production regions, FTE developed germplasm that could solve local production problems. Identifying large primary producers allowed FTE to form strategic business partnerships and develop long term breeding strategies. This decision allows FTE and World Food to provide our producers with advancement in breeding technologies and assures our producers that each acre of production is under constant research and development.
Iron Chlorosis Deficiency (IDC) is a major problem for growers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas. FTE has developed techniques that identify and select IDC resistance in order to help these growers overcome the many challenges of IDC. In 2012, World Food Processing will release the first soybean variety that is 100% resistant to IDC.
Soybean Cyst Nematode is a growing problem for soybean producers in the United States. Although SCN has been present for many years, its intensity and size of the area it affects continues to increase. Current resistant varieties are viewed as resistant if they can limit the number of cyst nematodes found on roots. FTE’s is the first breeding company to produce a Non GMO soybean variety that is resistance to all races of Soybean Cyst Nematode and has zero cyst nematodes attached to the soybean plant roots. With the incorporation of the Purdue University technology called CystX®, FTE has executed a “LEAP FROG” development event that has only just begun to show some amazing results.
If it doesn’t yield it doesn’t matter. To grow any technology in large production areas it has to have the ability to yield.
CystX® produced the breakage of genetic linkage groups. This isolated SCN resistance and also expanded to involve the breakage of multiple linkage groups including, Root Boost, hypocotyl elongation, protein, oil composition, Multi-Dimensional Branching, maturity, and transposable elements events.