The 2022 Kansas Performance Tests with Soybean Varieties report is now online and in print form. In this report, you will find a review of the 2022 soybean crop, with a detailed discussion summarizing the statewide growing conditions and impacts from diseases and insects. More importantly, the results of the 2022 soybean varieties performance tests are also shown. Soybean performance tests are conducted each year by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The results from these tests provide producers, extension agents, and industry professionals with unbiased agronomic information on many of the soybean varieties marketed in Kansas.
Performance of soybean varieties or brands varies from year to year and from location to location, depending on factors such as weather, management practices, and variety adaptation. When selecting varieties or brands, producers should carefully analyze variety performance for two or more years across locations. Performance averaged over several environments will provide a better estimate of genetic potential and stability than performance based on a few environments.
The online version of the soybean varieties performance test report can be found at: https://bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/SRP1173.pdf.
Jane Lingenfelser, Crop Performance Testing Coordinator