Performance of Channel® Brand XtendFlex® Soybeans Under Irrigated and Dryland Environments

TRIAL OBJECTIVE

  • The characterization of new products helps provide product placement information for consumers and Channel® representatives.

  • The objective of this comparison was to evaluate Channel® brand XtendFlex® soybeans under dryland and irrigated environments.

 

RESEARCH SITE DETAILS

Location Gothenburg, NE     
Soil Type  Hord silt loam   

Previous
Crop
Corn     
Tillage
Type
 

Strip till


 
Planting Date 6/1/20    
Harvest Date 10/2/20  

Potential Yield
 (bu/acre)
80    
Seeding Rate
(seeds/acre)
160,000

 

 

  • In this trial, seven Channel® brand XtendFlex® soybeans and five Channel® brand Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean products were grown under dryland and irrigated environments.  

  • This comparison used single-replication, large plots of 0.13 acres and 0.03 acres for dryland and irrigated plots, respectively. 

  • No statistical analysis was performed.  

  • The irrigated plots were sprinkler-irrigated.  

  • Fertility, applied with a Chafer Fertilizer Streambar on 4/14/20, included 50 lb phosphorus/acre, 11 lb sulfur/acre, and 20 lb nitrogen/acre. 

  • Weeds were controlled as necessary and no other pesticides were used in this study. 

 
image Figure 1. Channel® 2721RXF brand under dryland (left) and irrigated (right) environments. Bayer Research Center, Gothenburg Water Utilization Center, Gothenburg, NE (2020).

UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS

image Figure 2. Average yields of seven Channel® brand XtendFlex® soybeans and five Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans under dryland and irrigated environments. Bayer Research Center, Gothenburg Water Utilization Center, Gothenburg, NE (2020).
  • In this trial, the Channel® brand XtendFlex® soybeans yielded similarly to the Channel® brand Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans under both dryland and irrigated environments.

  • The XtendFlex® soybeans responded positively to irrigation with a 9+ bu/acre increase compared to the dryland environment.

 

KEY LEARNINGS

  • The average yield of the XtendFlex® soybeans tested was similar to the average yield of the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans tested with the added benefit of a third mode of action (glufosinate herbicide) for weed control.

  • This study provides an estimate for the performance of Channel® brand XtendFlex® soybeans under irrigated and dryland environments.

 
 
 
 
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