Soybean School: The Value of Field Validation Trials & the Mystery of Sudden Death Syndrome

More replications of research trials equals more bankable results. This can mean more reps in a field, or more reps across an entire geographic area. The North Central Soybean Research program spans a huge area of the United States, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food hosts co-operative research trials with the group as a means of stepping up the breadth of data gathered from the field validation trials.

In this episode of the Soybean School, Albert Tenuta, provincial field crop pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and @AlbertTenuta on Twitter, explains the co-operative trials, what’s being evaluated and why.

See more: Got questions about soybean production? Click here for past episodes of the Soybean School.

This video includes footage from the early part of the growing season as Tenuta explains that this particular trial is looking at seed treatments and the important role they play in plant health, stand establishment and yield. Of particular interest is the discussion on sudden death syndrome and its relationship to soybean cyst nematode movement. Take a listen below.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney

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