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UGA Variety Testing Soybean Evaluations 2016-2019

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posted on 2023-11-30, 09:38 authored by Daniel J. Mailhot

This data was collected and published by University of Georgia's Statewide Variety Testing program from 2016-2019. It consists of experimental (non-regulated) and commercially-released soybean germplasm entered by seed companies and public institutions. Tests were conducted at 7 university-owned farms throughout Georgia, and include environments from the lower Coastal Plain to the southern Appalachians. Locations include Blairsville, Rome, Griffin, Athens (Watkinsville), Midville, Plains and Tifton. Four locations hosted dryland tests in addition to irrigated tests from 2016-2018. In 2019, dryland testing was discontinued in favor of another irrigated environment including all varieties. The number of years a variety was tested varies since their inclusion is determined by the respective test participant. Soil types differed between locations. Initial soil fertility for P and K is categorized, and actual rates of applied fertilizer are listed. Applied fertilizer rates were chosen to support a yield goal slightly above the maximum observed at the site in previous years. Ultra-late soybean plantings following corn harvest are part of this data set. Their economic viability is limited to the Coastal Plain region of Georgia, South Carolina, and perhaps Alabama. Varieties of maturity groups 5-8 all flower and mature similarly in that environment, and observed yields do not correlate to typical main-season plantings of those same varieties.

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  • Resource Title: UGA Variety Testing Soybean Evaluations 2016-2019.

    File Name: GVT_soybean_2016-2019 (1) (1).xlsx


National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 1011690


Data contact name

Mailhot, Daniel

Data contact email


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Intended use

This data includes yield and other characteristics of experimental and commercially-released corn hybrids across a range of growing environments in Georgia. It may be of assistance in evaluating yield models.

Use limitations

Initial soil P and K levels are described categorically, while fertilizer rates are described numerically. This limits the use of this data for answering soil nutrient questions. Fertilizer rates were chosen to support maximum expected yield.

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Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Multiple environments in Georgia from the lower Coastal Plain to the southern Appalachians

ISO Topic Category

  • farming

Ag Data Commons Group

  • ARDN

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

variety trials; soybeans; Georgia; germplasm; seed industry; farms; coastal plains; Appalachian region; arid lands; irrigation; soil types; soil fertility; fertilizers; fertilizer rates; corn; data collection; economic sustainability; South Carolina; Alabama; maturity groups; flowers; Zea mays; hybrids; models; phosphorus; potassium; soil nutrients; crop yield

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Mailhot, Daniel J. (2021). UGA Variety Testing Soybean Evaluations 2016-2019. Ag Data Commons.

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