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Each year, NuTech embarks on an aggressive soybean research program.  This process involves collecting data, researching and screening over 15 million potential new varieties annually.

Following the initial phase, select varieties are advanced and planted in NuTech G.E.N.I.E. plots (i.e. strip trials).  During this process, additional field research is done and prescription placement guidelines are developed.  NuTech's G.E.N.I.E. plots are numerous and are distributed in various key areas across our marketing geography (see map, above).  This ensures quality and confirms genetics are suitable for your specific area and conditions.  

NuTech not only evaluates soybeans for outstanding yield potential but also evaluates soybeans for resistance or tolerance to Phytophthora Root Rot, Brown Stem Rot, Soybean Cyst Nematodes, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis, Sclerotina White Mold, Sudden Death Syndrome, Frogeye Leaf Spot, and Charcoal Rot. These evaluations are very helpful in allowing producers to find soybeans that will yield in areas where yield robbing diseases and pests exist. Since the Soybean Cyst Nematode is by far the most yield damaging soybean pest in the country, creating well over a billion dollars of damage to the soybean crop each year, NuTech spends considerable time and effort in evaluating soybeans for cyst nematode resistance.
Breeding for resistance to the Soybean Cyst Nematode involves three recessive genes for cyst resistance and is therefore, a very difficult process. Because breeding for cyst resistance is difficult, some companies release soybeans that do not have full cyst resistance. NuTech and G2® brand soybeans are evaluated for cyst resistance using proprietary genetic markers and all NuTech cyst soybeans are evaluated in a world class cyst nematode laboratory for a “cyst index” that measures the cyst resistance of the soybean. The cyst index is reported in this catalog for each NuTech cyst resistant soybean.
Research on traits as well as yield allows the NuTech soybean sales team to prescription place soybeans on customer’s fields. Placing the “right soybean on the right field” can mean more bushels from every acre. Prescription placement is a large part of the NuTech advantage. Prescription placement along with proven performance certainly supports NuTech’s POWER to OUTPERFORM.