SOYVA, new Soybean Updates available
Two tools to help Arkansas soybean producers make the best variety selections, the 2010 annual "Soybean Update" and the 2011 version of SOYVA, are now available.
Both are products of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
The annual "Soybean Update" publication details research data collected from the division's Soybean Variety Testing Program. The updates are separated into "Early Season Roundup Ready," "Full-Season Roundup Ready" and "Full-Season Non-Roundup Ready," which includes conventional and LibertyLink cultivars, said Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
Useful data in "Soybean Update" includes yields, disease ratings, agronomic characteristics, herbicide tolerance and more. These publications provide growers with current varietal performance and characteristic data to aid in their variety selections.
"Soybean Updates" are available in hard copy, except for the "Full Season-Non Roundup Ready Update," which is available online only at: www.aragriculture.org/crops/soybeans/varietyyields/default.htm.
SOYVA 2011 is also available at http://soyva.uaex.edu.
"This program, designed by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, is designed to assist clientele with soybean variety selection," Ross said. "Variety selection should consider yield potential and avoidance of environmental, cultural and disease problems."