The Uniform Soybean Tests, Northern Region, have been in place since 1941. The tests evaluate yield, disease resistance, and quality traits of public breeding lines from northern states of the U.S. and Canadian provinces. The purpose of The Uniform Soybean Tests is to critically evaluate the best of the experimental soybean lines developed by federal and state research personnel in the U.S. and Canada, for their potential release as new varieties.
A test is established for each of ten maturity groups. Uniform Test 00 includes maturity Group 00 strains adapted to production in the northern fringe of the present area of soybean production. Uniform Tests 0 through IV include later maturing strains adapted to locations progressively further south in the North Central States and areas of similar latitude. Each year new selections are added and others that have been sufficiently tested are dropped from the tests. The summary of performance of strains in Uniform Tests 00 through IV in the northern region is included in this report. The USDA-ARS Soybean Production Research Unit, P.O. BOX 345, STONEVILLE, MS 38776, issues the report on Uniform Tests IVS through VIII in the southern states.
Data from the Uniform Soybean Tests are the basis for decisions on the regional release of soybean varieties. Preliminary Tests are grown at a limited number of locations throughout the region to evaluate the experimental strains for one year before they are dropped or advanced in the Uniform Tests. Uniform Tests are grown at more locations with more replications than Preliminary Tests.
This dataset contains data tables formatted for print publication in the Uniform Soybean Tests Northern States 2015 report, which is available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ars. Please see the report for methods, code definitions, and more details. Data for other years available online at: https://doi.org/10.4231/R7HD7SPK.
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