Improving soybean variety selection using farmer nominated varieties;
Craig Beyrouty ( Purdue University), Phil DeVillez ( Purdue University) ($20000). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Soybean Variety Testing
This initiative is a joint project between the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University. Farmers will nominate soybean varieties that would be collected in February for testing. These varieties would be separate from the company varieties being tested in the Purdue Soybean Performance Program and companies would not know which varieties have been nominated prior to turning in their entry forms. The three regional tests will provide soybean growers quality unbiased soybean performance data that will be immediately released on the Purdue Crop Performance Program Website and made available in printed reports. This program will increase the number of varieties being tested and will provide soybean producers with yield information that they can use to compare known varieties with new soybean releases.
This project is funded by Indiana Soybean Alliance