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Lodging-Tolerant, High Yield, Mechanized-Harvest Adaptable and Small Seed Soybean Cultivar ‘Aram’ for Soy-sprout
내도복 다수성 기계수확 적응 소립 나물용 콩 ‘아람’
Korean J Breed Sci 2019;51(3):214-221
Published online September 1, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Breeding Science.

Beom Kyu Kang1*, Hyun Tae Kim1, Jong Min Ko2, Hong Tai Yun3, Young Hoon Lee4, Jeong Hyun Seo1, Chan Sik Jung4, Sang Ouk Shin1, Eun Yeong Oh1, Hong Sik Kim1, In Seok Oh3, In Youl Baek1, Jae Hyun Oh1, Min Jeong Seo3, Woo Sam Yang5, Dong Kwan Kim6, and Do Yeon Gwak1
강범규1* · 김현태1 · 고종민2 · 윤홍태3 · 이영훈4 · 서정현1 · 정찬식4 · 신상욱1 · 오은영1 · 김홍식1 · 오인석3 · 백인열1 · 오재현1 · 서민정3 · 양우삼5 · 김동관6 · 곽도연1

1Upland Crop Breeding Research Division, Department of Southern Area Crop Science, National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA, Miryang, 50424, Republic of Korea
2Paddy Crop Research Division, Department of Southern Area Crop Science, National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA, Miryang, 50424, Republic of Korea
3Central Area Crop Breeding Research Division, Department of Central Area Crop Science, National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA, Suwon, 16429, Republic of Korea
4Planning and Coordination Division, National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA, Jeonju, 55365, Republic of Korea
5Jeju Agricultural Research & Extension Service, Jeju, 63556, Korea,
6Jeollanam-do Agricultural Research & Extension Service, Naju, 58213, Republic of Korea
1농촌진흥청 국립식량과학원 남부작물부 밭작물개발과, 2농촌진흥청 국립식량과학원 남부작물부 논이용작물과, 3농촌진흥청 국립식량과학원 중부작물부 중부작물과, 4농촌진흥청 국립식량과학원 기획조정과, 5제주특별자치도농업기술원, 6전라남도농업기술원
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Received June 1, 2019; Revised July 16, 2019; Accepted July 31, 2019.
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‘Aram’ is a soybean cultivar developed for soy-sprout. It was developed from the crossing of ‘Bosug’ (Glycine max IT213209) and ‘Camp’ (G. max IT267356) cultivars in 2007. F1 plants and F2 population were developed in 2009 and 2010. A promising line was selected in the F5 generation in 2011 using the pedigree method and it was evaluated for agronomic traits, yield, and soy-sprouts characteristics in a preliminary yield trial (PYT) in 2012 and an advanced yield trial (AYT) in 2013. Agronomic traits and yield were stable between 2014 and 2016 in the regional yield trial (RYT) in four regions (Suwon, Naju, Dalseong, and Jeju). Morphological characteristics of ‘Aram’ are as follows: determinate plant type, purple flowers, grey pubescence, yellow pods, and small, yellow, and spherical seeds (9.9 g 100-seeds-1) with a light brown hilum. The flowering date was the 5th of August and the maturity date was the 15th of October. Plant height, first pod height, number of nods, number of branches, and number of pods were 65 cm, 13 cm, 16, 4.5, and 99, respectively. In the sprout test, germination rate and sprout characteristics of ‘Aram’ were comparable to that of the ‘Pungsannamulkong’ cultivar. The yield of ‘Aram’ was 3.59 ton ha-1 and it was 12% higher than that of ‘Pungsannamulkong’ in southern area of Korea. The yield of ‘Aram’ in the Jeju region, which is the main region for soybean sprout production, was 20% higher than that of ‘Pungsannamulkong’. The height of the first pod and the tolerance to lodging and pod shattering, which are connected to the adaptation to mechanized harvesting, were higher in ‘Aram’ compared to those in ‘Pungsannamulkong’. Therefore, the ‘Aram’ cultivar is expected to be broadly cultivated because of its higher soybean sprout quality, and seed yield and better adaptation to mechanized harvesting. (Registration number: 7718)
Keywords : Soybean, Cultivar, Mechanized harvest, Soybean sprout

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