A recent soybean checkoff-funded crop quality survey sampling 1,593 soybean specimens across America has shown U.S. soybeans averaging an oil level of 19.2% and an average protein level of 34.5%. For soybean farmers, these protein and oil numbers mean increased competitiveness as well as more profits.
One tool farmers can use to ensure a quality crop is the Soybean Variety Selector 2007, which can be downloaded from www.worldsbestbeans.com. The selector now houses a new feature enabling farmers to compare the performance of seed varieties across multiple years, allowing farmers to get an even better idea of how the variety has performed in the same test plot but under different weather conditions. The selector also includes 2006 crop data for farmers to review.