Saturday, October 18, 2014
Today I found many 4 bean pods in the June 28 planting so that tells me they have really good reproduction properties. I saw that last year when the foundation seed made 85 bushels per acre in a Ohio State University Southern Region plot. I certified seed locally through my inspection scouting and I have watched them grow since June, 2013.
Clermont non GMO soybeans were developed by Ohio State University soybean breeders. They are 3.9 maturity with white flowers, light tawny pubescence, brown pods and the key thing to buyers, it is a black hilum soybean. I wouldn't say its especially pretty but not as ugly as some beans are. The beautiful thing is watching them grown and put on and fill all those pods. They look similar to Dennison, a recent 3.5 maturity variety released by Ohio State.
I highly recommend the Ohio Public Soybean Releases. They always perform well in the University testing program but more importantly, on the farm. From 2.6 to 3.9 maturity, they've got your soybean needs covered.
Clermont is named after Clermont County Ohio and means clear mountains and hills, though the county is not mountainous.