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Planning for Next Spring



It is the time of year again where we look forward to positive potentials of a new growing season. Harvest is well under way and we have been aggressively cleaning and conditioning our seedstocks since mid-July. Our seedstocks program produced and harvested a series of high quality seed lots as harvest weather was favorable allowing timely harvest. Following is an update you on the status of foundation grade seedstocks available at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

To help you plan for your spring 2018 seedstock plantings, listed in the following table are the foundation grade seedstocks that the CREC has available in our inventories.

*Available as foundation seed to Dakota Select Seed Growers.                                                                                               

Our conventional and GT soybean lines offer a wide range of maturity to work in your location.

The maturity ranges are:

  • ND Henson – 00.9
  • ND17009GT – 00.9
  •  Ashtabula – 0.4
  • ND Benson – 0.4
  • ND Stutsman – 0.7                            
  • ND Benson, a high yielder, offers resistance to Race 3 & 4 of phytophthora root rot and has high resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN). As SCN moves into our area, resistant SCN varieties will become more important to reduce yield loss. For disease management, please refer to the SCN Management Guide. This publication is through the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).                          
  • ND Stutsman is a high yielding soybean. It is resistant to lodging and is tolerant to iron-deficiency chlorosis.
  • ND17009GT is a new soybean release from NDSU that is glyphosate tolerant. It is high yielding and has moderate tolerance to iron-deficiency chlorosis.               

If you are interested in any of these varieties, you can contact the CREC at 701-652-2951. Other cultivars and additional quantities may be available from other NDSU Research Extension Centers and the NDSU Agronomy Seed Farm. The NDSU Foundation Seedstocks Pricing Committee will set seed prices for this year’s seed soon and the prices will be published in the near future. Within the NDSU Foundation Seedstocks program, seed orders received by December 1 will be given preference and priority when allocating foundation seed.


Dave Copenhaver
Foundation Seedstocks Research Spec.

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