Crop Variety Trials: 2015 Soybean Report

Three cold-hardy varieties of soybean were grown in 2015 with a grower co-operator near Thessalon. NorthStar Genetics (Winnipeg, MB) provided seed for NSC Moosomin, NSC Gladstone, and NSC Reston.

Soybeans were planted on June 11; Moosomin and Gladstone at a rate of 67 lb/ac and Reston at 87 lb/ac. Harvest was on October 14. The varieties tested were rated for 105 – 112 days to maturity.

Variety Density (plants/acre) Height (inches) Pods/plant Ht. to lowest pod (inches) Yield (tons/acre)
NSC Moosomin 178,118 15.75 22 1.63 1.01
NSC Gladstone 191,456 19.92 23 2.29 0.91
NSC Reston 251,689 20.27 13 2.28 1.13


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Thanks go to Matt Seabrook for his hard work in making this trial a success.

RAIN hopes to continue testing a range of crop types and varieties in 2016. Producers interested in assisting with this project are asked to please contact:

Christine O’Reilly
Research Technician
Phone: 705-942-7927 x3147

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