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2021 SureSpeed™ and SureForce™ Soybean Trial – OH

What We Were Testing For:

To determine if yield goals can be maintained through enhanced planting practices, while using SureSpeed™ and SureForce™, at reduced soybean populations. The agronomy team will conduct in-season visits to evaluate emergence and seedling depth to capture insights during the 2021 growing season. Yield data will be collected at harvest to determine how yield goals can be maintained through lower soybean populations.

Early Season Findings:

This trial is in 30” rows, planted adjacent to soybeans on 15” rows. 30” rows in soybeans are uncommon for this area. The protocol was modified to accommodate 5 populations with 4 replications each. The field consists of 2 soil types, with half of the population trial in each soil type. The increased number of treatments will allow us to statistically determine the agronomic and economic optimum populations as well as make a general yield and economic comparison with the grower standard 15” rows.

Here are the population treatments of this trial as seen from AgFiniti® . Population blocks were planted with five population treatments starting at 140,000 plants/acre to 60,000 plants/acre.

Trial Location:
Southern Ohio

Products Tested:
SureSpeed™ and SureForce™ 

Crop Type:

Excellent emergence, singulation, and spacing of soybeans. 

Sam is excited to see the yield results of this trial come harvest!

Harvest Observations and Insights:

Grower made an anecdotal observation that the 30” rows did surprisingly well, overall yielding much better than anticipated. Unfortunately, data from this trial was deemed unusable due to a technical error. For more information on yield results from the 2021 SureSpeed and SureForce soybean trials, please consult the Tech Trial website. 


This is a summarization of data collected in one year and represents only what happened across the tested field in 2021.  It is not a rigorous evaluation of factors that may or may not influence yield.  Results may not predict future performance and may not be complete.

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