Which traits are important when selecting a soybean variety? Learn more about new aphid- and SCN-resistant varieties adapted to Minnesota and how to better position varieties across your fields.
- How to inventory your field, to find a yield-maximizing variety
- A guide to seed quality, maturity and other key factors.
- Buying tips: How many varieties to purchase, traits to ignore and more.
- Independent study on variety resistance to soybean cyst nematode
- List of resistant soybean varieties available in Minnesota.
- Overview of resistance genes, called Rag genes (Rag1, Rag2, etc.).
- Research on yield: How aphid-resistant varieties compare to aphid-susceptible varieties.
- Private varieties with Peking resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) compiled from seed catalogues
- Includes company, variety name, maturity and herbicide trait(s)
- For information on the current levels of SCN resistance at the University of Minnesota, see Soybean variety trials.
Soybean variety trials
Each year the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station scientists conduct performance tests of appropriately adapted public and private soybean entries. In addition to yield performance, entries are evaluated on iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC), protein and oil values, and resistance to certain diseases.
Regional trials - Southeastern Minnesota
- Early and late maturity glyphosate tolerant/Roundup Ready® soybean
- Dicamba-tolerant soybean yield results