Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Selecting the most appropriate soybean varieties each year is critical for farming operations to remain profitable. Although your top factor is often high yield potential, there are other characteristics you should consider. These other characteristics include disease-, insect-, and herbicide-resistance traits; maturity date; and target market. If you focus on only one of these aspects during the selection process it can leave your farming operation vulnerable to economic losses from the other issues.