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Soybean Performance Testing

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Description

The NDSU soybean program conducts performance tests on commercial soybean lines/varieties. The results of these tests are published publicly to allow North Dakota farmers to make informed decisions in their seed choices.  Available tests are Soybean Variety Yield Trials, Soybean Cyst Nematode, and Iron Deficiency Chlorosis. 

As of 2021, entering lines/varieties into these tests can be done online.

Soybean Variety Yield Trials for Central and Southern Regions
Yield trials will be conducted for Non-GMO and GMO cultivars in the Central and Southern regions of North Dakota. Nine (9) pounds of seed is required for each entry. Cultivars must be of maturity no later than 0.3 for the Central test and no later than 1.3 for the Southern test. Treated seed will be accepted. Experimental lines will not be accepted unless seed will be available commercially in 2024. The fee is $270 for each entry. NOTE: There will be no refunds in the event of a natural disaster such as hail.

Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Test
SCN-resistant soybean cultivars evaluated on SCN-infested soil. Six (6) pounds of seed is required for each entry. Treated seed will be accepted. Experimental lines will not be accepted unless seed will be available commercially in 2024. There is no fee for this test.

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) Test
Two (2) pounds of seed is required for each entry. Treated seed will be accepted. Experimental lines will not be accepted unless seed will be available commercially in 2024. Yield data is no longer collected as part of this test. There is no fee for this test.

Order Form

Complete the online order form for each seed line/variety you are entering in a test. Multiple tests can be included in the same order.

Deadline to order: February 28, 2023

Authorization

By checking a box in the required field on the order form and submitting the form, you are authorizing the publication of all agronomic data and oil/protein percentage data collected by North Dakota State University for each soybean cultivar entered.

Payment Instructions

Invoices will be sent after application submission.

Payment due: March 31, 2023

NOTE: There will be no refunds in the event of a natural disaster such as hail.

Seed Delivery Instructions

Ship seed by: March 31, 2023

Please email Ashley Cooper regarding any changes made due to winter nursery delays, name changes, or changes to maturity group.Soybean Variety Yield Tests - Provide nine (9) pounds of seed for each entry. Cultivars must be of maturity no later than 0.7 for the Central test and no later than 1.3 for the Southern test. 

SCN Tests - Provide six (6) pounds of seed for each entry.

IDC Tests - Provide two (2) pounds of seed for each entry.

Treated seed will be accepted. Experimental lines will not be accepted unless seed will be available commercially in 2023. 

Ship to:

Attn: Ashley Cooper - Soybean Variety Trial
NDSU Plant Sciences
1360 Albrecht Blvd.
Loftsgard 166
Fargo, ND 58102

Contact Information

Dr. Carrie Miranda, Project Leader
E-mail: carrie.miranda@ndsu.edu
Phone: (701) 231-8136