Maturity Groups

Grower News: Find Your Optimal Maturity Group

How do you find the optimal soybean maturity group (MG) for your area to adapt to changing weather patterns?

That was the question studied in a major national research project undertaken by Drs. Spyridon Mourtzinis, John M. Gaska and UW Extension State Soybean Specialist Dr. Shawn P. Conley.

This study updates baseline research from 1970 and 2002. It reflects the latest and best thinking on finding the most suitable MG for a particular geographical location.

For Wisconsin, MGs land within the 1 to 2 MG varieties, ranging from northwest to southeast.

You can read a summary of the study here.

The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is proud to have provided partial funding for this critical research and hopes it returns higher yields in the field.