Two new soybean varieties released

Delta and Pine Land Company is introducing two new high-yielding, herbicide-resistant soybean varieties for the 2001 planting season: DP 5110 S and DP 5414 RR.

“These are excellent new varieties,” said Kelly R. Whiting, soybean project manager for D&PL. “Both have high yield potential and are herbicide resistant. The trial results have been very positive and we will continue extensive testing of them in our own Research and Technical Services trials, plus enter them in the 2001 university and county trials. Everything indicates these are outstanding varieties.”

Limited supply

Seed supplies of both varieties will be limited for the 2001 growing season.

DP 5110 S is an early-maturing, indeterminate Group V conventional variety containing STS technology, which provides unique weed-control advantages. This variety does best when planted early and is capable of out-yielding late Group IV varieties planted in April.

Its tall height is a plus in early planting and clay soils, including March plantings in Texas and Louisiana. DP 5110 S will mature seven to 10 days later than late Group IV varieties.

DP 5414 RR is an excellent mid-Group V Roundup Ready variety that is especially adapted to no-till environments. It is taller and more growthy than DP 5644 RR and matures one to two days earlier. It will be a strong competitor to other mid-Group V Roundup Ready varieties. It will be a good fit for the northern areas of the region, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma and the Missouri Bootheel..

Highlights of the new 2001 varieties are as follows:

DP 5110 S

  • 5.1 maturity.

  • STS. variety.

  • Indeterminate, tawny pubescence, tall height.

  • High top-end yields in productive environments, yet also strong in tough or dryland environments.

Disease tolerance

  • Broad disease tolerance, with resistance to stem canker and frogeye leaf spot.

  • Very good standability for a tall plant.

  • Excellent shatter resistance.

DP 5414 RR

  • 5.4 maturity.

  • Roundup Ready variety.

  • Determinate, tawny pubescence, medium-tall height.

  • Very good choice for no-till, holds its stand very well.

  • Strong double-crop variety in northern areas seeking a mid-Group V.

  • Resistance to Race 3 soybean cyst nematode, stem canker and soybean mosaic virus

Delta and Pine Land Company is a commercial breeder, producer and marketer of cotton planting seed, as well as soybean seed in the Cotton Belt. For more than 80 years, the Mississippi-based company has used its extensive plant breeding programs, drawing from a diverse germplasm base, to develop superior varieties.