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VIR 1501-40 Soybean

VIR 1501-40 Soybean

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VIR 1501-40

95 days, indeterminate — The plants grow to forty inches in height, have purple flowers, and produce medium, round, grayish-green seeds that contain about 19% oil and 43% protein.

The parent stock was USDA accession number PI 437473. It was originally collected in Primorye, U.S.S.R. and donated to the National Seed Storage Lab in 1979 by the N. I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) Leningrad, U.S.S.R.  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.
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