Every year, the same soybean variety may be sold by several different seed companies under different brand names. Two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side by side in the field due to differences in environmental conditions and management practices among seed increase production fields. How the seed is handled and processed between the time of harvesting in the seed increase field and planting in a grower’s field also influences overall seed quality, which in turn can affect the performance of two varieties that genetically are the same. This list of common soybean varieties is compiled to help soybean producers eliminate duplicate soybean varieties, and to help to spread risk by not inadvertently planting the same soybean variety from different seed companies.
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