Project Details:

Title:
Evaluation of commonly grown soybean varieties in Southeast and Western Kansas

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kansas Soybean Commission
Categories:Breeding & genetics, Communication
Organization Project Code:
Project Year:2013
Lead Principal Investigator:Jane Lingenfelser (Kansas State University)
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Keywords: Extension and Outreach, Soybean Variety Testing

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Information and Results

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Project Summary

In the last several years of the soybean variety performance tests conducted in southeast and western Kansas, there have been a decreasing number of varieties entered that are grown by a large number of producers in those regions. The entries in the southeast and western Kansas tests have been from a handful of seed companies that often do not represent the companies holding the majority of the soybean market shares. As a result, several soybean producers and soybean growers groups in those regions have expressed interest in nominating additional popular soybean varieties to enter in the performance tests to help with their selection decisions.

Project Objectives

1. Evaluate yield and agronomic traits of commonly grown soybean varieties in southeast and western Kansas.
2. Provide information on these varieties through publications and extension education meetings.

Project Deliverables

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

The irrigated test at Colby was planted June 5th. The performance test at Parsons, Kansas was planted June 13th. Of the 10 varieties entered by producers with support from the KSC, 7 performed in the top yielding group at Parsons. The irrigated test at Colby yielded 60 bushels/acre on average with the range of 67 bushels/acre to 54 bushels/acre. Of the 5 varieties entered with support from the KSC, 1 was in the top yielding group. This variety would not otherwise have been enter in the Colby soybean performance test.

Benefit to Soybean Farmers

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