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
|Soil Type||Hord silt loam|
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS
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.
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.