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GL 2216/18 Soybean

GL 2216/18 Soybean

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GL 2216/18

90 days, determinate — The plants grow twelve to eighteen inches in height and have purple flowers. The beans are small, pale yellowish-green with black eyes and contain about 15% oil and an incredibly high amount of protein, 58%.

The parent stock was originally collected in North Korea and was donated to the USDA in 1997 by Dr. K. Hammer of the Institut fur Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) Genebank, Gatersleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.  The USDA, ARS accession number PI 603149.  Each packet contains 25 to 30 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Soybeans are a tender plant and should be sown after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Planting them at about the same time as corn is a good rule.

Sow seeds about one inch deep, three to four inches apart. Although you can plant in rows, they can be planted densely and allowed to form a canopy. This will help control weed growth. Soybeans are tolerant of drought and poor soil since they fix nitrogen. They will, however, benefit from fertile soil.

Soybean flowers are perfect (self-fertile) and cross pollination is almost non-existent, making saving seed easy. Allow pods to fully develop and dry on the plants.