2016 Pulse Report

Objective: To evaluate Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean varieties.

Previous Crop: Chem Fallow

Pre-Seed Herbicide(s): Glyphosate + Heat® LQ

Seeding Date: May 21, 2016

Seeding Rate: 220,000 seeds/ac

Row Spacing: 12″

Opener Type: Dual Shoot Knife

Seeding equipment: SeedMaster

Fertility: 6-20-0-5-0.5 actual lb/ac
In Furrow: 50 lbs/ac MircoEssentials®SZ™
Side Band: None
Other: Tag Team® granular inoculant

Weed Control: First App – Roundup Transorb® HC 0.67 L/ac Second App – Roundup Transorb® HC 0.67 L/ac + Basagran Forte 0.91 L/ac

Disease Control: None

Insect Control: None

Plot Size: 0.8 acres

Replications: 1

SupplierVarietyRelative MaturityAdjusted Yield bu/ac
NorthStar GeneticsNSC Leroy000.635
NorthStar GeneticsNSC Watson000.839
NorthStar GeneticsNSC Reston00.141
LegendLS 002R24N00.240
LegendLS Northwester00.236
BrettYoungNotus R200.147
BrettYoungAkras R200.339

Field Notes: Soybean Variety Evaluation

Conditions this spring were excellent with good moisture and ideal temperatures. Beans emerged uniformly and were off to a good start.  The first Roundup application was made without a tank mix partner and as a result, volunteer canola was a bit of an issue.  Next time I will definitely spray with a tank mix partner.  Overall, the numbers of canola volunteers were never a big issue.  During the growing season there was never a shortage of moisture, but it was never excessive.  Late August rains were beneficial in building yield and we certainly had plenty of rain.  No significant frost in September, so all varieties matured well.  Average yield was 42 bu/acre and all have been delivered to the elevator.  I expect we’ll definitely be growing more beans in 2017.  In terms of the winners and losers – all varieties performed well, and I would recommend you compare the Bennett Farm results with other data from the area.  I would still select early maturity over anything, as 2017 might not be as favourable.  The data shows that early maturity varieties can yield.