Variety selection is one of the most important factors effecting profitability in soybean production.
After attending Commodity Classic in Anaheim March 4-6, it's obvious that there has never been more competition for your seed dollars. This is a good thing, as technology and innovation are also at an all-time high.
If you are still considering varieties for this year, review the 2009 Kentucky Soybean Performance Tests for assistance in making these decisions. A variety of sources should be used to make varietal decisions. Depending on your location within the state, variety test results from the following locations may also be beneficial. Note that most are broken into regions, making those regions closest to Kentucky most applicable to our operations.
University of Missouri Variety Testing Program
University of Tennessee Agronomic Variety Trials
Purdue Crop Performance Program
Soybean Variety Test Results in Illinois