NDSU Soybean Varieties

'ND17009GT' soybean (RFP-289)

ND17009GT was developed by the Soybean Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2017. ND17009GT is a glyphosate resistant soybean variety. ND17009GT's relative maturity is 00.9. Its early maturity makes it a good fit for the northern areas of North Dakota. ND17009GT performed very well in trials across North Dakota and also in the Multi-State Uniform Regional Test. In 2015-2016 ND17009GT produced 62.3 bushels/acre compared to 56.6 bushels/acre for AG00632 and 56.8 bushels/acre for AG00932 in the Uniform Regional Test. ND17009GT is resistant to race 4 of phytophthora root rot.

'ND Benson' soybean (RFP-288)

ND Benson is a conventional soybean variety that is not resistant to glyphosate. ND Benson is intended to replace Ashtabula. ND Benson has high yield potential and its relative maturity is 0.4, maturing 3 days earlier than Sheyenne. The average yield of ND Benson in the Multi-State Uniform Regional Test from 2014-2016 was 51.5 bushels/acre.

'ND Stutsman' soybean (RFP-287)

ND Stutsman was developed by the Soybean Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2017. ND Stutsman is a conventional soybean variety that is not resistant to glyphosate. ND Stutsman has high yield potential and its relative maturity is 0.7, maturing one day later than Sheyenne. ND Stutsman performed very well in trials across North Dakota and also in the Multi- State Uniform Regional Test. In 2012-2016 ND Stutsman produced 4 bushels/acre more than ND Bison and 2 bushels/acre more than Sheyenne in tests in North Dakota. 

'ND Bison' Soybean (RFP-279)

ND Bison is a conventional soybean variety released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2016. ND Bison is not resistant to glyphosate. It is intented to be a replacement for Sheyenne.

'ND Henson' Soybean (RFP-265)

'ND Henson' is a soybean variety released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2015. 'ND Henson' is not resistant to glyphosate and is intended to be a replacement for 'Cavalier'.

'ND1406HP' Soybean (RFP-216)

'ND1406HP' is a conventional (non-GMO) soybean variety released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2014. It is intended for the high-protein, tofu, or soymilk specialty markets. 'ND1406HP' has better yield and quality for these specialty uses than other NDSU varieties and is best adapted to southeastern North Dakota. 'ND1406HP' has consistently had high protein content. It also is more resistant to lodging than 'ProSoy' and is rated higher than 'ProSoy' in overall tofu quality. The maturity of 'ND1406HP' is 0.6, which is six days earlier in maturity compared with 'ProSoy'.

'Ashtabula' Soybean (RFP-163)

'Ashtabula' is a conventional soybean variety (not resistant to glyphosate) released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2009. 'Ashtabula' has the pedigree ND95-952/Council. It has purple flower color, grey pubescence, brown pods, yellow hila and dull seed coat luster.

'Cavalier' Soybean (RFP-160)

'Cavalier' is a conventional soybean variety nontransgenic (not resistant to glyphosate) released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2008. The pedigree of 'Cavalier' is Sargent*ND96-1006. ND96-1006 is a line developed by NDSU that was never released. 'Cavalier' has purple flower color, tawny pubescence, brown pod color, and yellow hila with dull seed coat.

'Sheyenne' Soybean (RFP-142)

A conventional, nontransgenic soybean, 'Sheyenne' is expected to replace acreage of 'Barnes' and 'LaMoure', both NDSU-released varieties. 'Sheyenne' has good lodging resistance and matures two days later than 'LaMoure' and seven days earlier than 'Barnes'.

'Traill' Soybean (RFP-34)

'Traill' was released by NDSU in 1997. Classed as Grp 0.00, 'Traill' is similar to 'Agassiz' and 8 days later than 'McCall'. Height is similar to 'Agassiz'. It has purple flowers, tawny (brown) pubescence, brown pods and large yellow seeds with intermediate seed coat lustre and yellow hila. 'Traill' has good seedling vigor, iron chlorosis tolerance and excellent recovery from saturated soil water conditions. It has no major genes for phytophthora resistance.

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