Support for Technician Position with the Kentucky Soybean Variety Performance Program- Year 1
Sustainable Production
Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Claire Venard, University of Kentucky
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Brief Project Summary:

The Kentucky Soybean Variety Performance Tests are conducted to provide an unbiased and objective estimate of the relative yield performance of soybean varieties grown in Kentucky. Over 200 soybean varieties in the maturity groups II, III, IV, and V are expected to be entered in the 2017 tests by soybean growers, commercial companies and federal institutions. Performance of soybean cultivars is affected by many factors including location, weather pattern over the course of the growing season, soil type, time of planting, and agronomic management. A particular variety is usually adapted for a geographical area approximately 100 miles wide from north to south. Therefore, the best varieties...

Unique Keywords:
#breeding & genetics, #soybean, varieties, performance, environment
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

1. Improve usage of the University of Kentucky Soybean Variety Performance Tests program’s resources.
2. Timely release of the “2017 Soybean Variety Performance Tests” bulletin in early December. The objective of the program is to provide this publication at a time when soybean producers in Kentucky need independent resources to help them select the best soybean varieties for their production systems.

Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.