Soybean variety update–Hayman and Richmond

Posted in PulseCheck–Coastal on Dec 09, 2018

Photo: N. Moore, NSW DPI

Long term, replicated trial data has been updated for soybean varieties Richmond and Hayman, and the sowing times for Hayman have been expanded.


Richmond seed NSW DPI (22).JPG Photo: N. Moore, NSW DPI

Richmond is a high yielding, clear hilum soybean variety to replace A6785 or Soya 791 for northern NSW and southern QLD growers who are seeking a human consumption variety in the early and mid season planting window.

Richmond has a compact plant type to minimise lodging, clean leaf drop and even ripening for harvest ease. It is resistant to Powdery Mildew, highly tolerant to manganese toxicity and has the highest weathering tolerance of all current clear hilum varieties


Jackson Green grower and Nathan Ensbey NSW DPI Hayman Soybean 8 Feb 2018.jpg

Photo: N. Moore, NSW DPI

Hayman is a unique variety that delivers different benefits to producers in different regions.

For hay and silage: In the North Coast and northern Tablelands regions of NSW and in southern QLD, Hayman provides outstanding performance in hay and silage production for sheep and dairy producers. Hayman produces up to 25% greater biomass per hectare than Asgrow A6785 whilst maintaining the same feed values and less lodging.

Hayman is resistant to Powdery Mildew and highly tolerant to manganese toxicity, which is common in coastal soils.

For grain: In the North Coast region of NSW, Hayman can be considered for grain production from the mid to very late planting window (eg. mid Dec to early Feb). Due to its large biomass, it is not recommended for grain production at very early planting windows in the North Coast region.

In Queensland, from the coastal South Burnett northwards to central and northern QLD, Hayman provides outstanding grain yield potential with better disease resistance and protein than Soya 791 and Bunya.

Excellent grain qualities of Hayman including clear hilum, high protein and large seed size suit high value culinary markets. Hayman possesses the 11sA4 protein null (like Bunya) that is valued by tofu processors for its gelling qualities.

More information

Dr Natalie Moore Research Agronomist | Northern Cropping Systems

Institute Director | Grafton Primary Industries Institute NSW Department of Primary Industries Experiment Farm Road | Junction Hill | PMB 2 | Grafton NSW 2460 Australia

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