To help make variety selection for NC Soybean Growers easier, the NC Soybean Producers Association has developed a Soybean Variety Selector Database Tool. The information available in the OVT Data has been compiled into a single database that can be filtered, searched, and sorted.
You can filter by maturity group, herbicide technology, company, disease resistance, and more. You can also sort by yield.
Yield is reported both as the actual yield and as a percent. This is the percent above or below the average yield of all varieties in that maturity group, tested at the same locations. Yield data is available for Full Season (May planting) and Double Crop (June planting). To access the Full Season or Double Crop data of interest, use the tabs in green at the top of the tool.
We encourage users to use multi-year data (3-yr or 2-yr) for variety selections when possible. Due to the rapid turnover of soybean varieties, this is not always possible. When the multi-year data is not available for a variety of interest, use the statewide single-year data before looking at the localized OVT data. We now have a consistency rating available in the tool. The consistency rating captures the percentage of the time a variety performs in the top yield group. The consistency rating is an excellent way to access how often this variety performs well across the state.
The database has been updated with results from the 2020 OVT.
PLEASE NOTE: The Soybean Variety Selection tool will NOT work with Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or another alternative browser when using this tool.
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association recommends nor discourages the use of any variety, and are not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided. The information contained herein has been compiled from sources deemed reliable and it is accurate to the best of our knowledge; however, we cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. Changes are periodically made to this website and may be made at any time.
Below is an interactive tutorial showing how we would filter for all MG 4 Xtend soybeans that have some Frogeye Leaf Spot Resistance. To begin the tutorial, click ‘Start’ on the right hand side of the box below.
1 The first step is to open Variety Selector Tool – North Carolina Soybeans and click View larger version
2 With your mouse, scroll to the left by clicking and draging the bottom bar.
3 Click Filter
4 Click Add filter
5 Click arrow to see other Filter options
6 Click MG
7 Click Select an option
8 Click 4 to see all MG 4 varieties
9 Click Add filter
10 Click arrow to see other Filter options
11 Click Trait
12 Click down arrow to see all options
13 Click Xtend to see all Xtend varieties
14 Click Add filter
15 Click arrow to see other Filter options
16 Scroll down until you see Frogeye
17 Click Frogeye
18 Put cursor in gray box.
19 Type R to see all varieties that are Resistant (R) or Moderately Resistant (MR) to FLS
20 Click in top bar to see results.
21 Scroll down and that’s it. You’re done. You now can look at yield info for all MG 4 Xtend varieties with some FLS resistance.
Here’s an interactive tutorial for the visual learners
If you’d like more info about each of the varieties in the list you can scroll back and forth across the different fields to see things such as other disease resistance, hilum color, lodging susceptibility, and more. You can also click on the link in the ‘Info’ column which will take you to the company’s tech sheet for that variety.
This is just one example of a filter and sort that can be carried out. I’d encourage you to play with the selector as you make your variety selection decisions this season.
If you’d like a step by step version of the tutorial, click here.
If you have any questions about how to use this tool please don’t hesitate to contact us or your county extension agent!