Missouri Soybean partnership with the University of Georgia will expand high oleic footprint
Missouri Soybean has partnered with the University of Georgia to execute a license combining the university’s high oleic soybeans with non-GMO Soyleic varieties developed by Missouri Soybean.
Missouri Soybean’s high oleic Soyleic currently has maturity groups grown from Missouri northward, according to Bryan Stobaugh, licensing and genetics director for Missouri Soybean.
“This expands that territory of the high oleic gene down to the Mid-South and into the further Deep-South to where we have access to multi animals, and we have feeding for a feeding crop,” said Stobaugh. “And then we have it also for export off the East Coast.”
The partnership, said Stobaugh, is an example of what local soybean checkoff investments can do.
“One discovery here in Missouri many years ago has now resulted in being in multiple states from Maturity Group 1, all the way down to Georgia,” he said.
Soyleic and other high oleic soybeans are grown primarily for their heart-healthy oil for human consumption.