Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.
Soybean performance is tested in the three production systems used in Arkansas: Early planted Roundup Ready and full-season and double-crop Roundup Ready systems, and full-season and double-crop conventional and LibertyLink production systems. Data from 2012 and 2013 soybean performance tests were averaged to compile the 2013 Soybean Update. The results from each system can be viewed by clicking the appropriate links below and will remain available under the Publications tab on Arkansas Row Crops.