The Extension variety trials in the Blacklands counties of Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington will include soybeans this year. According to Beaufort County Extension Director Rod Gurganus, agents will plant two or three replicated, small-plot trials in the region. Seed companies are invited to enter up to two varieties per maturity group. Entries can be Roundup Ready, Liberty Link or conventional.
Entry fees are $50 per variety and companies should submit one full seed bag per entry. For more information, contact Rod Gurganus at Beaufort County Extension Center, 252-946-0111, beaufort.ces.ncsu.edu or @BoCoAgAgent on Twitter.