I think I have my fields cleaned up well enough I can raise non GMO soybeans again. I have been scouting non GMO soybeans that will be sold for seed or for food into the Asian market the past two months.
John Schillinger's eMerge 389 soybean is sold locally as Porter Hybrids 4389N. It has purple flowers, gray pubescence and a brown pod with a yellow hilum. Usually yellow hilum beans don't yield as well but this one looks like it will do well this year where we had some rain. I wonder what it looks like in droughtier conditions.
"Yellow Hilum Food Grade Varieties are highly sought after from end users and exporters for their advantages in certain food manufacturing applications. Soy milk, tofu, and miso manufacturers prefer yellow hilum color varieties. This trait is only part of the decision-making process in selecting a variety for end use applications as many other factors help to make a higher value and more desirable food product.
Many characteristics can influence a buyer’s decisions. Some of the most notable factors can include: protein level, taste, protein functionality, lighter color, seed size, and seed shape. eMerge Genetics varieties are screened for all of these traits before the sampling starts to end users and exporters to increase the acceptance of new releases by the markets and create those variety specific programs that bring opportunities to all."
"eMerge creates a unique situation for growers with its incredible field performance and defensive traits and being sought after by end users because of its 42% protein and high yields. 389F.YC is a great choice for spec production with its low risk due to performance and its opportunities to the market because of its quality." There are some of the new 3510 soybeans around here also but I have not been assigned to a field of those for comparison.
My old standby, Jacob, looks good also and my friend Coup in central Illinois says it looks good there behind wheat. It has a darker hilum so it doesn't command quite the premium the yellow hilum varieties do. It will make 40 bushels in about any conditions and 60 in very good conditions with August rain like we have this year.
The new scouting truck is ready to go but I am still driving old red. With the new, oversized tires on it and fluids changed and everything checked, it is a really nice truck to drive. LuAnn likes to drive it and it is a 4 door and handier and much cleaner than the old "fur bucket." Sable is a shedder!
I got a good surprise with it when I filled it up this morning, it got 20 MPG with 30% E-85 under some hard driving! It holds 22 gallons unlike old red and I will be able to go 400 miles on a tankful.
Lisa Jo just posted the cutest picture of Joshua pedal pulling at the county fair. This is what my kids liked to do.
It's been another busy, good day from sunup to sundown. I hope yours was, too.