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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science



Current Projects

Breeding Ohio-adapted Soybean Cultivars

Soybean research in the McHale lab is intended to contribute to the very applied goal of new cultivar development for the Ohio and North-Central growing regions. Breeding goals include resistance to pests and pathogens important in Ohio and the North-Central region, improved quality traits important in the specialty food-grade soybean market, and added value traits such as low-linolenic acid.