Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Soybeans Resist Sclerotinia Stem Rot
WARF: P130103US02

Inventors: Craig Grau

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a soybean line completely resistant to white mold.
Sclerotinia stem rot, or ‘white mold,’ is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The disease is a major problem for crop plants in the north-central United States and southern Canada. Although soybean cultivars have been identified that show partial resistance to Sclerotinia infection, resistance among commercial varieties is limited.
The Invention
A UW–Madison researcher and others have created a new line of soybeans that are 100 percent resistant to Sclerotinia stem rot. The line is bred from previously developed, rot-resistant parents.
  • Production of soybean lines resistant to Sclerotinia stem rot
  • Commercial cultivars
  • Genetic mapping research
Key Benefits
  • Total resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot
  • Resistance trait is highly heritable.
Additional Information
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at [javascript protected email address] or 608-960-9842