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Agronomy Journal Abstract - SOYBEAN

Deltasoy—An Internet-Based Soybean Database for Official Variety Trials


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  1. Vol. 94 No. 5, p. 1163-1171
    Received: June 19, 2001

    * Corresponding author(s): lzhang@drec.msstate.edu
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  1. Lingxiao Zhang *a,
  2. Wanwen Qib,
  3. Ling Sub and
  4. Frank Whislerb
  1. a Delta Res. and Ext. Cent. and Dep. of Plant and Soil Sci., Mississippi State Univ., Stoneville, MS 38776
    b Dep. of Plant and Soil Sci., Mississippi State Univ., Stoneville, MS 38776


Official variety trial (OVT) information in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]-producing states is critical to soybean growers in decision-making processes. Most soybean-producing states in the USA have their own soybean research web sites with information relating to the soybean variety trials. A web-based database system has been developed that can help soybean growers and researchers access the most recent OVT information quickly and in response to their specific interests. This new system also summarizes past research results systematically and has the potential to link ongoing research in related areas of soybean production, modeling, and other research efforts. Microsoft Access, along with other computer languages [C++, common gateway interface, Standard Query Language (SQL)], were used in building this database. The database uses Mississippi OVT data, including yield, location, and disease information. This database has the potential to extend its capability by adding more information from variety trials of other states and other crops. Therefore, it should be a helpful tool for soybean producers and researchers in Mississippi as well as other interested parties.

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Copyright © 2002. American Society of AgronomyPublished in Agron. J.94:1163–1171.