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Preserving Soybean Seed Quality
January 2012



By John Rupe, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Arkansas
Phone: 479-575-2778
Email:jrupe@uark.edu

 

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Summary:

This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North-Central, and Southern U.S. understand and manage soybean seed quality. A good soybean crop begins with good seed, but there are many factors that can affect the quality of soybean seed. In this presentation, we will describe the differences between seed germination and seed vigor and how seed vigor is measured. We will then cover the major abiotic and biotic factors that affect soybean seed quality, general methods to preserve seed quality and tips for growers buying seed.


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United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.

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