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Mycogen Adds 21 New Soybean Varieties


For the 2017 planting season, Mycogen announced that it was adding 21 new soybean varieties, giving growers more than 50 varieties to choose from in groups 0-5.

According to Dow AgroSciences, the parent company, Mycogen brand varieties offer strong agronomic packages with strong tolerances to yield-robbing pests and diseases, such as sudden death syndrome, soybean cyst nematode and Phytophthora.

Since 2009, the company has doubled the number of soybean breeders, testing varieties in a number of locations to ensure products are proven locally.

When it comes to varieties for the 2017 planting season, the company recommends growers consider:

  • 5N078R2 — This Group 0 variety is resistant to SCN and Phytophthora race Rps3a. It’s a strong performer where iron deficiency chlorosis is a concern.
  • 5N224R2 — With resistance to SCN and tolerance to SDS, this variety is a strong option for growers looking for a Group 2 product.
  • 5N332R2 — With excellent tolerance to SDS, this Group 3 variety works well in western and eastern growing regions. It’s also resistant to SCN and works well in stress environments.
  • 5N306R2 — With strong tolerances to brown stem rot, Phytophthora and SDS, this Group 3 variety is a solid pick. It has strong agronomics and standability and shows great yield performance east to west.
  • 5N406R2 — A Group 4 soybean variety with good tolerance to stem canker. This soybean variety is a salt excluder that works well from Kansas to Indiana.
  • 5N523R2 — For growers looking for a strong, full-season Group 5 option, this variety has good SDS tolerance and metribuzin resistance. It’s also a Sulfonylurea Tolerant Soybean.