Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/25/2008
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Soybean is an important crop grown in the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (Delmarva) region for its protein and oil contents. Fifteen breeding lines and cultivars of soybean were evaluated for their seed yield, protein and oil content. Genotypes D358B4009, M3583009 and Stalwart provided 3,295, 2,930 and 2,771 kg/ha, respectively. These three genotypes produced comparatively higher seed yield than other lines in this test. However, genotypes D358B3010, Hutcheson and Croton gave 45, 44 and 43 % protein content, respectively, which were significantly higher than those of the other breeding lines. Stalwart, Croton and D6872031 gave 18.67, 18.11 and 18.00% oil content, respectively. Genotype E3582019 provided 15.74% oil content which was the lowest oil content among all breeding lines examined. It is concluded from this study that some of the breeding lines studied provided seed yield, protein and oil contents statistically similar to commercial soybean varieties in the Delmarva Peninsula.