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Soybean Varieties 

Varieties of soybeans differ in maturity as much as corn varieties do, but they are classified by a different maturity system. The varieties that require the least heat to mature are placed in Group 00. In progressively warmer parts of our state, the appropriate maturities are Group 0, Group I, and Group II. Group II varieties mature dependably only in the warmer parts of upstate New York.

In the warmer regions of central and western New York, we recommend planting 60 percent to late (Group II) and 40 percent to medium (Group I) varieties with a May planting date. If planting occurs during the first 10 days of June, we recommend planting mostly Group I varieties. If planting is delayed to beyond June 10, we recommend planting Group 0 varieties in central and western New York.

In areas of northern New York next to the lakes, we recommend planting 30 percent of the acreage to Group II varieties and 70 percent to Group I varieties with a May planting date. Away from the lakes in northern New York, we recommend planting 70 percent of the acreage to Group I and 30 percent to Group 0 varieties. Do not plant Group II varieties close to the lakes or Group I varieties away from the lakes in northern New York after May 25-30. The varieties recommended in the tables in this section have been good performers at two of our test sites in central/western or northern New York.

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Recommended Roundup Ready Soybean Varieties for New York - November 2011 PDF

Table 6.1.1. Relative yield (%) of recommended1 Roundup Ready medium-maturing (Group I) soybean varieties in central/western New York.

Variety

Brand/Source

Relative Yield (%)2

Yrs in Test

HS 199RR

GROWMARK FS

109

6

HS 122aRR

GROWMARK FS

105

3

S19-A6

NK

104

1

TS1440R

T.A. Seeds

104

3

SG1727

Seedway

103

4

TS1780R

T.A. Seeds

101

1

1Only varieties that have been tested at two locations in central/western or in northern News York with relative yields greater than 100% are recommended.

2Relative yields are obtained from Cornell variety tests at Aurora and Dansville in central/western New York and at Sackets Harbor and Chazy in northern New York.

 

Table 6.1.2. Relative yield (%) of recommended1 Roundup Ready late-maturing (Group II) soybean varieties in central/western New York.

Variety

Brand/Source

Relative Yield (%)2

Yrs in Test

HS 2766

GROWMARK FS

108

2

AG2002

Asgrow

107

3

HS 20R80

GROWMARK FS

106

2

V25N9RR

Dyna-Gro

106

1

S24-J1

NK

105

3

HS 217RR

GROWMARK FS

103

5

S21-N6

NK

103

4

S20-P3

NK

103

1

TS2490R

T.A. Seeds

102

2

AG2406

Asgrow

101

2

AG2606

Asgrow

101

3

SG2205

Seedway

101

5

1Only varieties that have been tested at two locations in central/western or in northern New York with relative yields greater than 100% are recommended.

2Relative yields are obtained from Cornell variety tests at Aurora and Dansville in central/western New York and at Sackets Harbor and Chazy in northern New York.


 

Table 6.1.3. Relative yield (%) of recommended1 Roundup Ready early-maturing (Group 0 and I) soybean varieties in northern New York.

Variety

Brand/Source

Relative Yield (%)2

Yrs in Test

TS1209R

T.A. Seeds

105

1

AG0808

Asgrow

104

2

TS1440R

T.A. Seeds

102

4

TS1780R

T.A. Seeds

102

1

HS 199RR

GROWMARK FS

101

4

HS 122aRR

GROWMARK FS

101

4

SG1405

Seedway

101

4

SG1727

Seedway

101

3

1Only varieties that have been tested at two locations in central/western or in northern New York with relative yields greater than 100% are recommended.

2Relative yields are obtained from Cornell variety tests at Aurora and Dansville in central/western New York and at Sackets Harbor and Chazy in northern New York.

 

Table 6.1.4. Relative yield (%) of recommended1 Roundup Ready medium-maturing (Group ll) soybean varieties in northern New York (close to Lake Ontario).

 

Variety

Brand/Source

Relative

Yield (%)2

Yrs in Test

 

AG2002

Asgrow

103

3

 

HS 217RR

GROWMARK FS

102

4

 

1Only varieties that have been tested at two locations in central/western or in northern New York with relative yields greater than 100% are recommended.

2Relative yields are obtained from Cornell variety tests at Aurora and Dansville in central/western New York and at Sackets Harbor and Chazy in northern New York.