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Research Project: Genetics and Management of Newly Emerging Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Predominant Fungal Diseases for Sustainable Soybean Production

Location: Crop Genetics Research

Title: Soybean Variety Tests in Tennessee

item SYKES, VIRGINIA - University Of Tennessee
item BLAIR, RYAN - University Of Tennessee
item KELLY, HEATHER - University Of Tennessee
item Schumacher, Lesley
item WILSON, ALEKSANDRA - University Of Tennessee
item PANTALONE, VINCE - University Of Tennessee

Submitted to: Extension Reports
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/21/2021
Publication Date: 12/21/2021
Citation: Sykes, V., Blair, R., Kelly, H., Schumacher, L.A., Wilson, A., Pantalone, V. 2021. Soybean Variety Tests in Tennessee. Extension Reports. PB 1889 1-112

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Tennessee growers planted 1.5 million acres of soybeans in 2021 with an average yield of 50 bushels per acre. Soybean varieties are marketed with combinations of traits and the need for annual testing under diverse growing conditions is warranted. Soybean variety trials were conducted in each of the physiographic regions of Tennessee. Entries were divided into tests based on relative maturity and treated using conventional herbicides. Standard field and greenhouse tests were performed to evaluate various agronomic traits of the entries, including yield, moisture at harvest, plant height, lodging, maturity, seed quality, purple stain, protein, and oil. Additionally, disease ratings for sudden death syndrome, frogeye leaf spot, target spot, brown spot, and soybean cyst nematode were assessed. Of the one hundred ten soybean varieties tested, acceptable agronomic traits including herbicide tolerance and disease resistance were identified.