Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Louisiana: Soybean Variety Selection is Crucial Decision

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Many of you have already booked or may be currently booking soybean varieties to plant this spring.  Below is a list of the 2012 LA Select varieties from our LSU AgCenter Soybean Specialist, Dr. Ronnie Levy that have performed well in LSU AgCenter trials.

Mark your calendar:  We will have a soybean school at the Vermilion Extension Office on Friday, February 24, 2012.  That morning the Vermilion Rice Growers will meet at 10 am and the soybean school will begin at 11 am.

SOYBEAN VARIETY SELECTION for 2012

Making the proper variety selection is critical to maximize profit potential.  Variety selection may be the single most important decision you make.  No two farms are alike. There are differences in production practices, soil types and climatic conditions just to name a few.   You should plan to plant more than one variety.  This will help reduce the risk associated with these conditions and weather. For these reasons, it is important to gather as much data as possible before deciding which varieties to plant.

Begin with data from your area and of similar production conditions, this should include Commercial Variety Trials from Research Stations, Extension demonstrations and/or company trials.  If you are unable to find information that matches your production, look for varieties that consistently out perform others when averaged across locations.  A proven variety is one that performs well in a wide range of conditions, soil types, and locations.

LOUISIANA – “SELECTS”

Louisiana – “Selects” is a listing of top performing soybean varieties in Louisiana.  It was based on Commercial Variety Trials and Extension Demonstrations.

Soybean MG3 – Early MG4

S44-D5 Brand

Delta Grow 4460RR

S42-T4 Brand

Pioneer 93Y92

Rev 44R22TM

Progeny 4211

Soybean Late MG4

Progeny 4750RR

Pioneer 94Y80

Progeny 4710RY

Progeny 4510RY

REV @48R22

Pioneer 94Y70

Morsoy Xtra 46X29

S08-14087 RR

REV @48R21TM

Soybean MG5

Progeny 5960LL

AGS 597 RR

REV @56R63TM

Dyna-Gro 35F55

Pioneer 95Y01

Morsoy 5168

Progeny 5711RY

REV @51R53TM

Pioneer 95Y10

Dyna-Gro 39RY57

Delta Grow 5625R2Y

There are many sources of information that can be accessed to view variety performance.  Contact your local Extension office or the LSU AgCenter website at www.lsuagcenter.com


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