Agricultural Economics Department
soybean seed quality, soybean seed, plant science department, seed gernination, field emergence
Round, smooth, yellow soybean seeds usually provide better germination and field emergence than greenish, wrinkled, smaller seeds, but visual appearance can be misleading. All soybean seed lots should be tested f or quality before planting. The two tests currently available at SDSU are the standard germination (SG) test and the accelerated aging germination (AA) test, which is a stress test.
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Gutormson, T. J.; Hall, R. G.; and Schneider, J. W., "Soybean Seed: Testing for Quality" (1989). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 273.