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Soybean Parentage Information

The soybean parentage information in this database was partially gleaned from the Uniform Soybean Tests for the Southern and Northern regions as well as other sources such as USDA technical bulletins, variety registrations and PVP applications. The strains that appear here were part of the uniform trials and not the preliminary trials. In most cases, the pedigree of individual strains was followed back to named strains in both maternal and paternal lineages where possible. In some cases, the parentage of strains was not specified by the cooperators in the tests. In those cases the maternal and paternal parents are labeled as "Unspecified". In some cases, the actual parental information is partially or completely unknown. In those cases the unknown parentages is labeled with "Unknown". When available, synonyms for the strains were also collected. If a strain was named its PI number was also included as a synonym. In cases where the strain was found to be covered by PVP protection, the PVP registration number was also included. Because of the sources used, not all named soybean strains are listed. For additional information the user should consult the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) search page.

Strain names are prefixed with a code that identifies the program that produced them. The code is usually the first two letters in the strain name followed by the year it was released as a two digit number. A description of the code prefixes can be found here. Strains originating from Pioneer Hybrid generally begin with the letter "P" followed by 4 digits ie P2345. Some Pioneer strains have names of the form P followed by two digits followed by one letter followed by two digits ie P49M23.

We welcome submissions by the community of new or updated pedigree information. Please use this data submission Excel spreadsheet to submit your pedigree data.

To find the immediate parents of a line or cultivar, type the cultivar name or strain indentifier in the box below. Reset

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Record for Cultivar Merit

CultivarSynonymsMaternal Parent X Paternal ParentCommentGoogle Search (New Window)
Merit PI 548545
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Records Containing Merit

CultivarSynonymsMaternal Parent X Paternal ParentComment
231-4-5-1 ( Merit x CM145X ( M62-173 x Holmberg 827-4 )
AC Proteus (Merit x PI 153293X ( PI 189950 x Maple Arrow (3) )
Ada PI 548499
Merit X Norman
Beechwood PI 556517
S58-544 X MeritFunk Seeds International, Inc., PVP 7600074
Chico PI 542402
[ Evans x ( Merit x Lee ) ] X ( M65-69 x M65-227 E1142 )
Evans PI 548560
Merit X HarosoyPVP 7400105
Hodgson 78 PI 548581
Hodgson (7) X MeritPVP 7800085
L71-2071 Merit X SL12
M554-5 554-5
Hodgson (4) X MeritOriginally 554-5
M61-207 Merit X Norman
M61-21 Merit X Comet
M61-216 Merit X Harosoy
M61-224 Merit X Harosoy
M61-52 PI 548501
Merit X Harosoy
M61-60 Ada
PI 548499
Merit X Norman
M61-96 PI 548560
Merit X HarosoyPVP 7400105
M62-101 Merit X M406
M62-93 Merit X M406
M64-101 Merit X M55-134
M64-157 Merit X Amsoy
M67-45 Merit X Rampage
M68-176 Merit X Beeson
M69-14 Merit X Clay
M69-20 Merit X Clay
M69-36 Merit X Corsoy
M70-187 Merit X SS65-5702
M70-271 Merit X M64-3 (2)
M71-77 Merit X M62-263
M71-80 Merit X M62-263
M74-355 PI 542402
[ Evans x ( Merit x Lee ) ] X ( M65-69 x M65-227 )CV-183
M74-498 Peterson Px20 X ( Hodgson (4) x Merit )
M75-1 PI 548581
Hodgson 78
Hodgson (7) X MeritPVP 7800085
M76-149 M70-271 X ( Hodgson (6) x Merit )
M76-160 M70-330 X ( Hodgson (6) x Merit )
M76-281 M70-187 X ( Hodgson (6) x Merit )
M76-402 FR61 I X ( Hodgson (6) x Merit )
MN0301 PI 602594
Maple Donovan X [ ( ( Merit x (Harosoy x Norchief) x ( Traverse x PI 196163) ) x ( Merit x Beeson ) ]PVP 9800098
ND2361 ( BD21115 x SRF 150X ( Merit x Anoka )
ND801 Merit X L62-973
ND851 ( BD21115 x SRF 150X ( Merit x Anoka )
ND854 SRF-150
( BD21115 x SRF 150X ( Merit x Anoka )
NDI019 Merit X SRF 100
PI 556517 Beechwood
S58-544 X MeritFunk Seeds International, Inc., PVP 7600074
U46762 Merit X Cutler 71
W66-4108 Merit X W49-1982-32
Wilkin PI 548501
Merit X Harosoy

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