Variety Development and Selection
Only weather dictates soybean yield more than variety genetics, making seed investment critical to farmers. Those genetics defend against diseases, nematodes and other stresses, as well as providing weed control options. While farmers tailor varieties to known field conditions, researchers and breeders work together to identify and harness untapped potential within soybean genetics. The soy checkoff invests in plant breeding research, molecular genetics, variety trials, decision support tools and other resources to support variety selection next season — and pave the way for future varieties.
Farmers consider a wide range of characteristics and rely on many information sources when choosing soybean varieties. Check out what influences that decision-making process for farmers and others. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.