Registration of ‘NC-Miller’ Soybean with High Yield and High Seed-Oil Content
- J. W. Burtona,
- L. M. Miranda *a,
- T. E. Cartera and
- D. T. Bowmanb
‘NC-Miller’ (Reg. No. CV-505, PI 665018) soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] was developed and released by the USDA-ARS in 2011 as a high-yielding and high-oil late maturity group V, conventional cultivar. NC-Miller is an F5 selection from the cross of cultivars ‘Santee’ and ‘Holladay’. In the North Carolina Official Variety Trials for late maturity group V (2007–2010), yields of NC-Miller were either greater than or equivalent to those of other conventional cultivars. Also, in yield trials conducted by the USDA-ARS soybean breeding program in North Carolina (2003–2008) and in the USDA Preliminary and Regional Tests (2008–2010), the mean yield of NC-Miller was comparable with that of the check cultivars. NC-Miller has higher seed-oil concentration (216 g kg−1) in comparison with the check cultivars ‘AG 5606’ (205 g kg−1), ‘5601T’ (204 g kg−1) and ‘Osage’(197 g kg−1). It has a determinate growth habit, purple flowers, gray pubescence, and tan pod walls. It is resistant to Soybean mosaic virus and moderately resistant to sudden death syndrome [caused by Fusarium solani (Mart.) Sacc. f. sp. glycines]. NC-Miller's attributes of high seed oil concentration and good yield provide an added value to soybean crushers.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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