What’s new for 2018: Soybeans

Outlined below are some of the soybean varieties available to both eastern and western Canadian growers in 2018.
Top Crop Manager Staff
January 02, 2018
By Top Crop Manager Staff
Blossoming soybeans.
Blossoming soybeans. File photo.
A look at some of the new soybean varieties available to growers for the 2018 planting season.

Please note many brands have provided their “top five” varieties for either Eastern or Western Canada for publication. For full lists, please contact your seed dealer or visit the company websites.

EASTERN CANADA
DKB06-43 [0.6 relative maturity (RM)] Medium statured, branchy variety with excellent standability. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X) variety with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and excellent tolerance to Phytopthora root rot (PRR). Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DKB12-57 (1.2 RM) Medium statured, branchy variety with resistance to SCN and very good tolerance to white mould and PRR. RR2X variety fits best in wide rows. Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DKB17-34 (1.7 RM) Medium statured, RR2X variety resistant to SCN. Excellent field tolerance to PRR and very good tolerance to white mould. Well suited to all soil types and row widths. Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DKB20-14 (2.0 RM) Tall RR2X variety with excellent seedling vigour and emergence. Resistance to SCN and very good field tolerance to PRR and brown stem rot (BSR). Suitable for no-till clay situations. Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DKB24-97 (2.4 RM) Medium-to-tall statured, RR2X variety with resistance to SCN and excellent standability. Very good field tolerance to PRR, charcoal rot, and BSR. Suitable no-till environments. Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DS0099B1 Strong emergence and good white mould tolerance. High yielding with good lodging tolerance. Visit www.dowseeds.ca.

DS031M1 Good defensive package including RPS 1c and excellent emergence and standability. Visit dowseeds.ca.

DS095D1 SCN-resistant with good white mould tolerance and excellent standability. Visit dowseeds.ca.

DS198T1 SCN-resistant with very good sudden death syndrome, BSR and PRR field tolerance. Visit dowseeds.ca.

DS250H1 SCN-resistant medium-tall bean with good standability and strong disease package. Strong performer in low-yield environments. Visit dowseeds.ca.

RX ELDON (2775 CHU, 0.9 RM) Excellent seedling vigour ideal for no-till and heavy soils. Medium to tall height. Stacked Phytophthora genes provide excellent tolerance. For optimum performance position in wider rows (15”). Visit www.maizex.com.

RX TITUS (2900 CHU, 1.3 RM) Very good seedling vigour and excellent standability. Ideal for no-till or wide rows. Stacked Phytophthora genes, SCN resistance and BSR resistance. Above average white mould tolerance. Visit maizex.com.

RX COLUMBIA (2975 CHU, 1.6 RM) Medium plant height and SCN resistant. Excellent late season appearance and standability. Conventional tillage on all soil types for optimum yield. Visit maizex.com.

RX OPTIMUM (3150 CHU, 2.4 RM) Very good seedling vigour. Excellent PRR tolerance and SCN and BSR resistance. Ideal for clay soils in wider row spacing with preferance to reduced tillage. Visit maizex.com.

RX REGATTA (31275 CHU, 2.8 RM) Medium to tall plant height with mpressive seedling vigour. Stacked Phytophthora genes combined with SCN resistance. Impressive standability. Adapted to all row widths and soil types. Visit maizex.com.

2735R2C Roundup Ready 2 Yield (RR2Y) variety with very good PRR and SCN tolerance. Great variety for lighter soils with higher fertility. Medium height with excellent standability. Visit www.sevita.com.

PRO 24X663N (3150-3200 CHU) Xtend variety that performs across all soil types and tillage systems. SCN-resistant with a great general disease package. Medium height that stands exceptionally well. Visit sevita.com.

Skyline (2800-2850 CHU) Conventional variety with SCN resistance. Performs very well in 15” row spacing. Good standability with very good disease package including good PRR and BSR tolerances. Visit sevita.com.

Panorama (2600-2650 CHU) Great early season vigour that branches out to fill wider rows. Ideal for fertile, no till situations or on clay soils. Good yield and premium potential. Visit sevita.com.

Candor (3000-3050 CHU) Optimal blend of performance and export demand. Tall plant fills medium to wide rows, stands all season. Visit sevita.com.

PS 0044 XRN RR2X variety for the early to mid maturity group (MG) 00 zones. Very good stress tolerance and white mould resistance. SCN and PRR Rps 1k protection. Strong emergence and vigour. Contact your Pride seed dealer 1-800-265-5280.

PS 0777 XRN RR2X variety for the mid to late MG 0 zones. SCN and PRR Rps 3a protection. Exceptional emergence and early seedling vigour. Contact your Pride seed dealer 1-800-265-5280.

PS 1888 XRN RR2X variety ideally suited to the mid to late MG I zones. SCN and PRR Rps1c protection. Outstanding emergence and early seedling vigour. Contact your Pride seed dealer 1-800-265-5280.

PS 3033 XRN RR2X variety ideally suited to the early MG III and late MG II maturity areas. SCN and PRR Rps1c protection. Tall plant well suited for no-till and all soil types. Contact your Pride seed dealer 1-800-265-5280.

S01-C4X RR2X variety from Syngenta. Offers good plant height, high yield potential and excellent performance across most soil types. Excellent field tolerance to PRR and strong rating against Sclerotinia white mould. Available from NK seed dealers.  

S07-K5X RR2X variety from Syngenta. Tall plant offers excellent standability and strong tolerance to Sclerotinia white mould, plus good disease ratings against PRR and IDC. Available from NK seed dealers.

S14-B2X RR2X variety from Syngenta. Offers strong yields and an outstanding disease package. Strong tolerance to Sclerotinia white mould and SDS, plus very good field tolerance to PRR. Available from NK seed dealers.

S20-L8X RR2X variety from Syngenta. Offers fast emergence and high yield potential coupled with outstanding stress tolerance. Strong SDS tolerance. Available from NK seed dealers.

S29-K3X RR2X variety from Syngenta. Offers excellent yield stability across growing environments. Excellent tolerance to BSR. Available from NK seed dealers.

Executive R2X, Excellence R2X, Edge R2X, Electra R2X SeCan welcomes the addition of four new varieties to their RR2X soybean portfolio. Maturity ranges from 2600 to 3200 CHUs and offers great yield potential and agronomic characteristics.

WESTERN CANADA
Nocoma R2 (000.8 RM) Medium to tall plant with excellent tolerance to white mould and very good podding height. Well suited to the more northerly production zones. Available from BrettYoung retailers.

Mani R2X (00.4 RM) Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X) with excellent white mould tolerance and soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance. Medium to tall plant adapted to all soil types and row spacings. Semi-tolerant to iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) and excellent tolerance to Phytophthora root rot  (PRR) (Rps1C). Available from BrettYoung retailers.

DKB003-29 (00.3 RM) Medium-to-tall statured with resistance to SCN and excellent tolerance to white mould. RR2X, well suited to low productivity growing conditions as well as high yield environments. Available at select Dekalb retailers.

DKB006-29 (00.6 RM) RR2X with excellent standability and tolerance to white mould. Well suited to highly productive, loam soils. Available at select Dekalb Retailers.

S TRI7XT (2225 CHU, 0.007 RM) Medium-height with  great standability. Rated good on white mould and a great option for narrow rows. Available from Legend seeds.

LS TRI9R2Y (2275 CHU, 0.009  RM) Great emergence. Upright to semi-bush plant with medium plant height. Considered high yielding for its maturity group. Available from Legend seeds.

LS 004XT (2425 CHU, 0.04 RM) Tall plant with great standability; offers high yields for mid-season maturity. Great tolerance to PRR and suitable for all row widths. Available from Legend seeds.

LS 006XT (2475 CHU, 0.05 RM) Mid-full season maturity. Tall plant with strong emergence. Recommended for all soil types and great for all row widths. Available from Legend seeds.

RX ACRON (2450 CHU, 00.6 RM) RR2X with strong seedling vigour and aggressive early growth. Ideal for heavier soils and reduced tillage. Very good PRR tolerance and SCN resistance.  Prefers row spacings greater than 15”. Visit www.maizex.com.

NSC Riverside RR2X (2475 CHU, 007 RM) Tall, aggressive plants that stand well. Performs extremely well in tough, stressful conditions. Available from NorthStar Genetics.

NSC GreenRidge RR2Y (2500 CHU, 0008 RM) Resistance to SCN, stacked RPS (1c and 3a) for excellent PRR resistance and very good ratings for IDC and white mould. Available from NorthStar Genetics.                                                    

PS 0044 XRN RR2X variety for the early to mid MG 00 maturity markets. Very good stress tolerance, white mould resistance and semi-tolerant IDC rating. SCN and PRR Rps 1k protection. Strong emergence and vigour. Contact your Pride Seed Dealer, 1-800-265-5280.

Foote R2 (2400 CHU) Medium maturing Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield (RR2Y) oilseed soybean. Excellent disease package. Semi-tolerant to IDC. Available from SeCan members.

S0009-D6 Genuity RR2Y. Excellent drought tolerance, standability and yield potential. Delivers high number of beans per pod and heavy top pod clusters. Outstanding tolerance to white mould. Available from Syngenta retailers.

S008-N2 is a Genuity RR2Y. Excellent tolerance to IDC. Delivers top yields with fast canopy closure. Available from Syngenta retailers.


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