AGSouth Genetics will enter the Southern soybean market with the release of Prichard RR, a Group VIII Roundup Ready soybean variety.

Prichard RR is an important addition to the market according to Darrel Grabow, general manager of AGSouth Genetics.

“Growers have been planting Group VII Roundup Ready varieties when they actually wanted a Group VIII. Up until now there's not been a Group VIII with the performance characteristics they required. Prichard RR will give these growers what they are looking for,” Grabow said.

Prichard RR is a high yielding variety with resistance to Race 3, 9 and 14 cyst nematode. Prichard RR is resistant to Southern root-knot nematode and stem canker. The variety has moderate resistance to the prevalent races of frogeye leaf spot.

Supplies of Prichard RR will be limited for 2001 planting. For more information call Mixon Seed Company at 1-800-922-1377 or Darrel Grabow, toll free at 1-888-525-7333.