LQ Gloriosa

Natural resistance to the attack of stink bugs and increased yield

The use of the genetic mechanisms for pest control in soybeans, one important source of protein, with ecological footprint reduction.

Tags:
  • Less pollution to the environment
  • Produce soybean with less insecticide
  • New cultivars are able to be develop faster with molecular markers
  • Higher food production with environment preservation
  • Sustainable development of Brazilian agriculture
  • Save water (less insecticide applications less use of water)
  • With molecular makers help it is easier to combine different types of resistance
  • Increase food production without compromising the natural resources
  • Reduce soybean losses
  • Molecular strategies are important to the insect resistance cultivar development

Use Case

Soybean is the most important legume worldwide. Brazil is the second largest producers. Cultivation in large areas is a challenge, since both biotic and abiotic factors can affect the crop. Among the insect pests, the stink bug complex has been highlighted. These insects cause direct or indirect damage , irreversible to the seed, affecting both the quantity and quality of soybeans. Some chemical molecules have already been banned, others are in the process of prohibition, and there is no provision for the launch of new molecules. In this respect the use of resistant genotypes may be an alternative or substitute for the chemical control of insects offering a number of advantages: sustainable, environmentally and economically better.

Potential

As we are considering join genes that control the grain yield and resistance to stink bug complex in a cultivar it is innovative. Stink bug control is systematically done by chemical method, which has high cost and is not always effective. In addition, a large number of molecules have been banned, those available are of low efficiency, and in the next 10 years new molecules will not be available. Thus, new cultivars with stink bug resistance will provide an increase in food production, sustainability, since the amount of insecticide used and water is reduced.Likewise, the identification of regions that are associated with resistance reaction is innovative since there are no reports about this.

Business Case

Key partners: EMBRAPA, Seed Company’s, University of São PauloKey Activities: Experimentation in the field, genotyping laboratory, production and storage of seedsKey Resources: Land for soybean planting, laboratories, and greenhousesValue Propositions: Soybeans with higher yield and resistance to stink bugs, less use of insecticides and less environmental impactCustomer-Relationship: Through advertisements in the media, seed trade companies, lectures with farmers.Channels: government, universities and seed companiesCustomer Segments: Government, farmers, research institutions, seed companiesCost Structure: Genotyping, seed production and testing, data analysis, marketing and product registrationRevenue Streams: Government grants, seed sales and royalties

Objectives:

  1. Reduce de use of insecticide and water in the soybean field;
  2. Increase food production (kg per hectare) without compromising the natural resources;
  3. Reduce soybean discard and losses because of stink bug attack.

Team Breeders of the future

Piracicaba, Brazil

  • Science / Engineering
  • Agricultural Production / Productivity
  • Central / South America

Our Team

We Famous II / Published December 11, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

We Famous II


http://www.labnetwork.com.br/o-melhoramento-genetico-para-alimentar-9-bilhoes-de-pessoas-ate-2050/

http://www5.usp.br/72501/estudantes-da-esalq-disputam-desafio-mundial-sobre-seguranca-alimentar/

We Famous!!! / Published December 5, 2014 by Fabiani da Rocha

We Famous!!!

http://www.esalq.usp.br/noticia/detalhe.php?id=2657

Como alimentar 9 bilhões de pessoas até 2050

Not just a team's logo but, our budget, what we work for! / Published November 19, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

Not just a team's logo but, our budget, what we work for!

Setting up field experiments! #selection #soybean #stinkbug #letsgo / Published November 18, 2014 by Fabiani da Rocha

Setting up field experiments! #selection #soybean #stinkbug #letsgo

We can't just talk about, we must show our idea! / Published November 14, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

We can't just talk about, we must show our idea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XseRkndSco8&feature=youtu.be

As we are developing a new cultivar, we didn't construct a prototype. We are setting up the field experiments and we will have our real results by February! We depend on the season to test.

Our Mission

Our mission is to apply genetics and breeding plant knowledge in favor of soybean productivity and sustainability.

Our Background

We are students from a public university in Brazil, studying soybean genetic resistance to stink bug, a major pest in Brazil and in other countries. We want develop new varieties with high productivity and resistance to stink bug, and also identify molecular markers linked to resistance characteristics. We decided participate in this challenge because we care about food productivity and sustainability. So, our team want to help to feed the world, once we believe that the best way is through breeding plant for resistance.

We Famous II / Published December 11, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

We Famous II


http://www.labnetwork.com.br/o-melhoramento-genetico-para-alimentar-9-bilhoes-de-pessoas-ate-2050/

http://www5.usp.br/72501/estudantes-da-esalq-disputam-desafio-mundial-sobre-seguranca-alimentar/

We Famous!!! / Published December 5, 2014 by Fabiani da Rocha

We Famous!!!

http://www.esalq.usp.br/noticia/detalhe.php?id=2657

Como alimentar 9 bilhões de pessoas até 2050

Not just a team's logo but, our budget, what we work for! / Published November 19, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

Not just a team's logo but, our budget, what we work for!

Setting up field experiments! #selection #soybean #stinkbug #letsgo / Published November 18, 2014 by Fabiani da Rocha

Setting up field experiments! #selection #soybean #stinkbug #letsgo

We can't just talk about, we must show our idea! / Published November 14, 2014 by Sabrina Della Bruna

We can't just talk about, we must show our idea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XseRkndSco8&feature=youtu.be

As we are developing a new cultivar, we didn't construct a prototype. We are setting up the field experiments and we will have our real results by February! We depend on the season to test.

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to apply genetics and breeding plant knowledge in favor of soybean productivity and sustainability.Read More

Our Background

We are students from a public university in Brazil, studying soybean genetic resistance to stink bug, a major pest in Brazil and in other countries. We want develop ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.