Sizing Up Semidwarf Soybeans?
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Dec 23, 2013 02:23 PM CST

Growers have been dismayed about soybean yields hovering around 40, 50 or 60 bushels. Yields are increasing, but only at a third of a bushel per year genetically. Maybe it's time to revisit solid-seeded semidwarf soybeans?

I participated in several field days in September at which Richard Cooper, retired USDA soybean breeder from Wooster, Ohio, was a featured speaker. He presented his work on the performance of semidwarf soybeans. Cooper released 15 semidwarf varieties during his long career. I was astonished by the data he presented and even more surprised I had never heard of semidwarf soybeans.

Cooper presented yield ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Brazil Planting Edges Forward
USDA Restarts Soybean Crush Reports
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Soybean Sales
China Buys 484 MB of Soybeans
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Soybean Oil Sale
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Exporters Report Soybean Sale