2016 Asgrow® Brand Product Trials - Midsouth Region

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Figure 1. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG46X6 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 28 comparisons.

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Yield trial results offer an opportunity to compare agricultural products in a geography similar to one’s own farm. This information can assist you in selecting quality products for next season. As 2016 yield results are examined, keep in mind to evaluate multiple locations, evaluate head-to-head comparisons, consider the statistical differences, and be aware of any differences that may not be related to the seed products.

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Figure 2. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG43X7 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 12 comparisons.

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In 2016, Asgrow® soybean trials were conducted throughout the Midsouth region (Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri bootheel). Trial data continues to come in from the fields and is being submitted for evaluation. Some of the new standout Asgrow brand soybean product for the Midsouth region include AG46X6 brand, AG47X6 brand, AG42X6 brand, AG43X7 brand, and AG44X6 brand. These are all Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean products which is the industry’s first biotech-stacked soybean with tolerance to both dicamba and glyphosate pending regulatory approvals. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean are built on high yield potential Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® technology. These new products can be distinguished by the naming convention which places an “X�? within the product name, indicating the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology. Data was pulled for each new soybean product and was compared to AG4632 brand, a long-standing high yield product for the region. In most summary reports the new Asgrow brand products outperformed AG4632 brand.

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Figure 3. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG44X6 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 52 comparisons.

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In 28 comparisons, AG4632 brand averaged 64.7 bu/acre, 2.7 bu/acre more than AG42X6 brand which averaged 62 bu/acre for the Midsouth region (Figure 1).

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In 12 comparisons, AG43X7 brand averaged 68.3 bu/acre, 1.2 bu/acre more than AG4632 brand which averaged 67.1 bu/acre for the Midsouth trials from 2014 to 2016 (Figure 2).

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AG4632 brand averaged 62.8 bu/acre,2.6 bu/acre more than AG44X6 brand which averaged 60.2 bu/acre in 52 Midsouth comparisons (Figure 3).

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Figure 4. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG46X6 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 78 comparisons.

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AG46X6 brand averaged 64.2 bu/acre, 4 bu/acre more than AG4632 brand which averaged 60.2 bu/acre in 78 comparisons across the Midsouth region (Figure 4).

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In 50 comparisons, AG46X7 brand averaged 62.7 bu/acre, 0.7 bu/acre more than AG4632 brand which averaged 62 bu/acre for the Midsouth region (Figure 5).

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Finally, in 77 Midsouth comparisons, AG47X6 brand averaged 61.8 bu/acre, 1.9 bu/acre more than AG4632 brand which averaged 59.9 bu/acre (Figure 6).

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Figure 5. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG46X7 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 50 comparisons.

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When selecting soybean products it may be tempting to select the highest yield based on trial data; however, this may not be the best choice for a given operation or field environment. Soybean characteristics that should be considered during product selection are yield potential, disease/pest resistance, maturity group, product traits, plant height, and standability.

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Figure 6. Average yield results of Asgrow® brand products AG4632 brand versus AG47X6 brand in 2014, 2015, and 2016 trials for the Midsouth region in 77 comparisons.

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Analyze product characteristics to find the soybean product with the best fit. Refer to field history relating to pests such as pathogens, insects, or weed problems to determine what soybean product characteristics or traits can provide the highest yield potential.