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Dep. of Crop and Soil Sciences Extension Series No. E-11-3 November, 2011 2011 NEW YORK STATE SOYBEAN VARIETY YIELD TESTS William J. Cox and Phil Atkins– Dep. of Crop and Soil Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 NY SOYBEAN VARIETY YIELD TESTS IN 2011 Introduction The annual testing of soybean varieties was conducted at three locations in New York in 2011. Roundup Ready varieties in Maturity Groups 0, I and II were planted at the Aurora Research Farm in Cayuga Co., Neenan Brothers Farm in Lima in Livingston Co., and the Ron Robbins’ farm in Sackets Harbor in Jefferson Co. The Aurora and Lima sites, which are in central/western NY, average about 2450 growing degree days (GDD, 86-50o system) from May through September; whereas the Sackets Harbor site in Northern NY averages about 2200 GDD. All seed companies that are known to be distributing soybeans in New York were invited to enter their selections in the tests for a fee. The seed compan...