• By Jeremy Ross •
The 2021 Soybean Cross-Reference Guide has been updated with new soybean varieties. This year’s version contains only varieties that have been commercially sold in the past seven years. Older varieties that are no longer commercially available were removed from the 2021 guide.
This is not an all-inclusive list of soybean varieties but the best attempt to list genetically identical varieties across seed companies.
The Cross Reference Guide features a list of common soybean varieties and their genetically identical commercially branded names.
Please note: Two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side by side in the field due to differences in environmental conditions and management practices among seed increase production fields.
How the seed is handled and processed between the time of harvesting in the seed increase field and planting in a grower’s field also influences overall seed quality, which in turn can affect the performance of two varieties that genetically are the same.
Information used to develop this listing was obtained from multiple sources including university and seed company resources. This information was collected at random from regulatory samples, thus not all varieties that are the same as other varieties may be listed. In addition, some varieties listed are no longer sold commercially.
Dr. Jeremy Ross is a University of Arkansas professor and Extension agronomist – soybeans. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.