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Informa: 2014 Soy Acres Up 7%
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Dec 23, 2013 03:35 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 ...

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