Preliminary organic non-GMO soybean results available

For the sixth year, Michigan State University reports results of non-GMO soybeans grown on certified organic farms.

In 2012, the Ceres Trust and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) awarded Michigan State University Extension field crop educators a grant to evaluate soybean varieties grown on certified organic farms. Last year (2017) was the sixth year these variety trials were evaluated.

Commercially available and university varieties under development were included in the trials. Six companies and two universities, including MSU, entered a total of 54 varieties. MSU soybean breeder Dechun Wang entered 24 varieties under development. These varieties were planted at three sites, including MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station, a site in Gratiot County and a site in Tuscola County.

The preliminary results can be found in the table below or downloaded at MSU 2017 Organic Soybean Variety Trials, Preliminary Results. The preliminary results include hilum color, yield and rank at each of the three sites, as well as results for the average of the three sites. Final results will include background information for the trials and sites, plant height, observed maturity (days after planting), percent oil and protein and seed size (seeds per pound). The final report will also include multi-year yield data.

This article will be updated when the final results are available.

Michigan State University 2017 Organic Soybean Variety Trials, Preliminary Results

SeedVarietyMaturityAverageOverallGratiotGratiotKBSKBSTuscolaTuscola
SourceNameGroupYieldRankYieldRankYieldRankYieldRank
Albert Lea Seed Viking 0.1572N 1.5 37.1 50 31.8 44 33.9 53 45.6 44
Albert Lea Seed Viking 0.2072N 2 44.3 33 32.5 42 45.9 30 51.2 16
Albert Lea Seed Viking 0.2188AT12N 2.4 53.4* 2 46.3* 5 54.0* 2 59.0** 1
Albert Lea Seed Viking 0.2399AT12N 2.6 53.6** 1 50.9** 1 57.6** 1 52.9 12
Albert Lea Seed Viking 0.2446 2.4 44.7 31 34.7 37 48.2 20 50.0 25
Blue River Hybrids 17C2 1.7 45.2 24 37.0 27 48.1 21 49.8 28
Blue River Hybrids 18C7 1.8 44.9 29 36.7 29 47.6 22 49.6 29
Blue River Hybrids 20FC6 2 45.4 23 40.8* 20 44.7 35 50.7 21
Blue River Hybrids 21C6 2.1 47.3 15 42.4* 14 48.9 16 50.5 23
Blue River Hybrids 21F3 2.6 43.1 36 36.8 28 46.0 28 46.1 42
Blue River Hybrids 22DC6 2.2 49.6* 6 38.5* 24 53.7* 3 55.1* 6
Blue River Hybrids 26F0 2.6 45.0 27 29.7 48 50.2* 13 49.8 27
Blue River Hybrids 27C5 2.7 50.0* 4 42.8* 12 49.6* 15 57.0* 2
Coop Elev. Co. DH 410 1.6 42.4 40 35.1 36 40.7 47 50.9 19
Coop Elev. Co. DH 530 1.6 39.9 46 27.7 51 45.2 32 45.0 46
DF Seeds Inc DF 155F 2.5 48.1* 13 45.9* 6 50.4* 12 48.9 34
DF Seeds Inc DF 187N 1.8 42.6 39 36.6 30 43.7 37 47.2 40
DF Seeds Inc DF 227N 2.2 49.7* 5 41.4* 16 51.0* 11 55.8* 3
DF Seeds Inc DF 232N 2.3 49.3* 7 46.9* 3 46.5 26 55.2* 5
DKB Farms VINTON 81 1.9 39.9 47 39.1* 23 40.4 48 41.2 49
MSU E05181-T 2 44.4 32 42.1* 15 42.7 41 49.1 33
MSU E07051 2.2 48.2* 12 43.7* 10 52.0* 7 49.1 32
MSU E07130-T 2.3 44.8 30 46.9* 4 43.4 39 44.7 47
MSU E07158-T 2.3 42.8 38 44.2* 9 42.4 43 43.3 48
MSU E10174 2.7 48.5* 8 41.2* 17 49.9* 14 53.9* 9
MSU E11128T 2.6 47.4 14 42.9* 11 48.7 17 50.9 18
MSU E12076T 2.9 51.6* 3 47.5* 2 53.4* 4 54.4* 7
MSU E13036T 2.4 45.6 21 36.1 32 51.2* 10 48.5 36
MSU E13100 2.5 48.3* 10 42.5* 13 48.4 19 53.7* 10
MSU E13268 1.7 45.1 25 35.8 34 43.2 40 55.3* 4
MSU E13364 2.2 43.6 34 30.9 45 46.9 25 51.0 17
MSU E13367 2.2 46.9 17 34.1 39 52.7* 5 50.1 24
MSU E13369 1.6 45.4 22 35.6 35 48.6 18 50.8 20
MSU E13370 2.2 47.3 16 38.1* 26 52.1* 6 50.6 22
MSU E13902 2.5 46.4 20 45.2* 7 44.9 33 49.6 30
MSU E14044T 2.5 41.6 44 30.6 46 45.9 31 46.7 41
MSU E14077 2.4 48.4* 9 38.1* 25 51.6* 8 54.3* 8
MSU E15079T 2.2 46.5 19 44.6* 8 44.2 36 51.6 14
MSU E15165T 1.9 46.7 18 41.1* 19 47.3 23 51.4 15
MSU E15346T 2.5 48.2* 11 36.4 31 51.3* 9 53.6* 11
MSU E16602 1.8 32.0 53 15.0 54 42.0 45 36.0 54
MSU E16603 1.8 38.0 49 34.7 38 38.8 50 41.0 50
MSU E16606 2.2 35.8 51 29.7 49 37.3 52 40.3 51
MSU E16608 2.4 34.2 52 23.4 53 40.4 49 37.5 53
SunOpta SR 129 1.8 43.0 37 33.7 40 46.0 29 48.3 37
SunOpta SR 204 2.4 42.1 42 30.4 47 46.4 27 45.4 45
SunOpta SR 354 2.2 45.0 28 39.1* 22 43.5 38 52.0 13
U of Minnesota M04-295008 1.5 43.4 35 35.9 33 44.9 34 48.9 35
U of Minnesota M07-297007 1.7 45.1 26 41.2* 18 47.0 24 47.3 39
U of Minnesota M08-332003 1.3 31.2 54 24.5 52 30.1 54 38.2 52
U of Minnesota M08-365100 1.5 42.1 41 32.9 41 42.5 42 49.9 26
U of Minnesota MN1613CN 1.6 39.3 48 32.1 43 38.0 51 47.4 38
U of Minnesota MN1701CN 1.7 42.1 43 40.2* 21 41.0 46 45.8 43
U of Minnesota MN1806CN 1.8 40.8 45 29.1 50 42.3 44 49.3 31
GRAND MEAN 44.4 37.3 46.0 49.1
Max. Mean 53.6 50.9 57.6 59.0
Min. Mean 31.2 15.0 30.1 36.0
LSD 5.8 14.1 8.3 5.6
CV 13.8 19.5 10.9 6.9

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