Need more choices of soybean varieties? This is the second of two installments on new soybean varieties for the 2002 growing season. Six seed companies are offering 22 new soybean varieties.


Delta King

Delta King introduces four new soybean varieties for 2002:

Delta King 4461 RR is a mid-Group 4 Roundup Ready soybean, brown podded bean and is tall. It shows good resistance to SDS and is resistant to race 3 and 14 cyst nematode. Has excellent yield potential and has performed well in early trials. This year's production and test plots look excellent.

Delta King 4763 RR is a late-Group 4 Roundup Ready soybean, tan podded bean and is medium in height. It has excellent yield potential and a good disease package with resistance to race 3 and 14 cyst nematode. Early testing and plot data indicate this variety will be a strong performer.

Delta King 3862 RR is a late-Group 3 Roundup Ready soybean, tan podded bean and has good height even in the Mid-South. This variety has shown good resistance to SDS and other primary diseases and is resistant to race 3 and 14 cyst nematode. This variety seems to handle stressful situations well and is looking great in plots and production fields.

Delta King 3968 RR is a late-Group 3 Roundup Ready soybean, tan podded bean and has good height even in the Mid-South. Has shown good resistance to SDS and other primary diseases and is resistant to race 3 and 14 cyst nematode. Initial testing and plot work indicate that this variety will be a winner.


Syngenta Seeds, Inc

Six new soybean varieties also have been added to the NK Brand product lineup:

S30-Y8 is a Group 3 variety with high yield potential, excellent stress tolerance, soybean cyst nematode resistance and Phytophthora root rot protection with the Rps1-c gene are among the characteristics of this conventional variety.

S32-M2 is a Roundup Ready, Group 3.2 variety designed for high residue field conditions. It features excellent standability, thrives in narrow rows (30 inches or narrower), is protected against Phytophthora root rot with the Rps1-k gene and offers very good tolerance to iron deficiency chlorosis soils.

S38-E9 is a Group 3.8 conventional variety with STS herbicide resistance. It delivers very competitive yield performance, offers Phytophthora root rot protection with the Rps1-c gene and excellent stress tolerance.

S39-Q4 is a Roundup Ready, Group 3.9 variety. A solid yield performer, this variety has very good standability and is adaptable to all row widths. It's an especially good choice for no-till planting and higher residue environments, and its disease package includes Phytophthora root rot protection with the Rps1-c gene.

S52-U3 is a Roundup Ready, Group 5.2, determinate soybean variety. It performs best on more productive soils. It features soybean cyst nematode resistance to races 3, 9 and 14.


Garst Seed Co.

Garst offers four new soybean varieties for 2002.

4312RR/STS/N is a triple stacked, early Group 4 soybean that delivers Roundup Ready, STS, and soybean cyst nematode protection. It features outstanding yield potential across environments; medium-tall, upright plant type with pod clusters at the top; moderately resistant to race 3 soybean cyst nematode and to SDS; very good emergence and standability; adapted across row widths, but better when kept in widths of 30 inches or less. To date, no protein or oil information is available.

4512RR/N is a mid-Group 4, Roundup Ready, cyst resistant soybean variety that features: superior yield potential across environments and soil types; medium-tall, medium bushy plant type; Rps1a resistance to Phytophthora root rot; good standability and emergence; resistance to race 3 and moderate resistance to race 14 soybean cyst nematode with good tolerance to frogeye, SDS, and to stem canker. To date, no protein or oil information is available.

5512RR/N is a mid-Group 5 Roundup Ready, cyst resistant soybean variety that features: outstanding yield potential across the mid-Group 5 planting region; showy, medium-tall, tawny plant with a medium-bushy canopy; very good standability and emergence; unparalleled disease protection in a mid-Group 5 Roundup Ready. Resistant to southern rootknot nematode, race 3 soybean cyst nematode, and to SDS. Moderately resistant to race 14 cyst nematode, stem canker, and to frogeye with excellent field tolerance to Phytophthora root rot. To date, no protein or oil information is available

6612RR/N is a mid-Group 6 Roundup Ready, cyst resistant soybean that exhibits: very good yield potential in areas where Group 6 varieties are grown; tawny plant with good standability and emergence; medium-tall, medium bushy plant type. Resistant to race 3 soybean cyst nematode and to frogeye. Moderately resistant to race 14 soybean cyst nematode and to stem canker with good field tolerance to Phytophthora root rot. To date, no protein or oil information is available


Croplan Genetics

Croplan Genetics is offering four new soybean varieties for 2002:

RC3838 is a Group 3.8 variety which is resistant to cyst nematode races 3 and 14. Rps1 a gene resistance to Phytophthora, plus good field tolerance. Good choice for early harvest.

RC4444 is a Group 4.4 variety with moderate resistance to cyst nematode races 3 and 14. Rps1 a gene resistance to Phytophthora, plus good field tolerance. Very good sudden death syndrome tolerance. Good choice for early harvest.

RC5252 is a Group 5.2 variety with moderate resistance to cyst nematode races 3 and 14. Very good sudden death syndrome tolerance. Excellent lodging resistance. Excellent choice for mixed to lighter soils.

RC5454 is a Group 5.4 variety with moderate resistance to cyst nematode races 3 and 14. Very good field tolerance to Phytophthora. Very good lodging resistance. Very good choice for mixed to heavier soils.


Asgrow

Asgrow is releasing three new soybean varieties this year.

Asgrow AG4403 offers major gene protection (Rps1a) from Phytophthora root rot (PRR) in a mid-Group 4 Roundup Ready variety. AG4403 has strong agronomics and a good defensive package and replaces AG4402. It has purple flowers, light tawny pubescence, tan pods and black hila. AG4403 is moderately resistant to race 3 SCN. AG4403 has resistance to southern stem canker and is average for SDS and frogeye leaf spot. It is available in excellent supplies for 2002.

Asgrow AG5501 is a new mid Group 5 Roundup Ready variety designed to replace AG5401. With purple flowers, gray pubescence and imperfect black hila, it offers excellent standability along with good resistance to frogeye leaf spot, SDS, southern stem canker and race 3 SCN. It is susceptible to aerial blight. It is especially well suited to narrow rows (particularly on clay soils) and row spacings of 30 inches or less and performs across soil types. AG5501 was the highest yielding Asgrow Group 5 RR variety in Arkansas university yield trials in 2000 and the second highest yielding RR Group 5 variety overall.

Asgrow AG5603 is a mid-Group 5 stacked Roundup/STS variety that should compliment AG5602 very well. It is the first commercially available Group 5 variety in the Mid-South that offers RR/STS resistance options to growers. AG5603 has purple flowers and a gray pubescence and is resistant to race 3 SCN and moderately resistant to frogeye leaf spot. This new variety will be available in significant quantities in 2002.


Hartz

Hartz is offering a Group 4 and a Group 5 soybean for 2002.

Hartz H4544RR is a mid-Group 4 stacked Roundup Ready/STS variety with white flowers, tawny pubescence and black hila. H4544RR is resistant to race 3 SCN. Performance has been excellent so far in 2001 yield trials. H4554RR has an average rating for SDS and southern stem canker.

Hartz H5444RR should be an excellent fit for the Mid-South. A mid-Group 5 Roundup Ready variety with resistance to race 3 SCN and good resistance to southern stem canker, this variety has an attractive plant type with tawny pubescence, white flowers and brown hila. H5444RR offers excellent field tolerance to PRR. It is especially well suited to narrow rows and row spacings of 30 inches or less and performs across soil types.