Genetic Program - NON-GMO & Organic Plant Proteins - Vertically Integrated from Seed to Solution
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Genetic Program


Localized Genetic Development

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.

 

Disease Resistance

  • IDC: Iron Chlorosis Deficiency

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.

  • SCN: Soybean Cyst Nematode

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.



CystX® Is More than SCN resistance - Technology and Yield

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.

  • Root Boost: What is Root Boost? Root Boost is the plant’s ability to aggressively grow roots with a strong central taproot.  With a larger root mass, CystX® varieties produced by FTE can grow in a variety of weather patterns and increase the nutritional content of the soybean seed. Strong roots lead to strong plants, and strong plants lead to healthy plants. Healthy plants result in consistent production yields and nutritious seeds.
     
  • MDB Technology:  Multiple Dimensional Branching Technology relates to the soybeans plant to grow with multiple branches and increase yield. To increase the yield of soybeans by five bushels per acre, it takes only two extra pods being set per plant. MDB Technology shows the ability of a plant to produce multiple branches in multiple directions. In many cases the branches will wrap up the plant to produce what we refer to as Christmas trees. Branching is common on the ends of rows or in field gaps, although MDB technology produces extensive branching within the row in standard plant populations. These branches can grow as high as the main plant stem.
     
  • Pod Clustering: Pod clustering helps increase yield and is a trait found in CystX® varieties provided by FTE Genetics. Pod Clustering can be found by the formation of multiple pods on a specific internode on the soybean plant. The greater the pod count, the greater the yield. Pod clustering happens as healthy plants have the ability to set more seeds. More seeds means more production yields.  

 

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