Ohio FG1 was developed from the soybean breeding program of the
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center of The Ohio State University, and funded
with checkoff dollars from the Ohio Soybean Council. Plant Breeders have released this
variety based on its large seed size and high yield in relation to current food-grade
Proven Yield Performance:
OHIO FG1 FEATURES BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES:
Yield Potential - 6 to 10% below grain type varieties; 15% above Vinton 81
Standability/Lodging Resistance Rating - Good
Phytophthora Rating - Rps3 gene, moderate tolerance to other races
Maturity - 3.2
Row Width Adaptability - Any spacing
Plant Type - Bushy
Shatter Resistance - Good
Sensitivity to Herbicides - no special problems
Double Cropping Suitability - OK
Recommended Seeding Rate - 140,000 to 200,000 seeds/acre
Drought Tolerance Rating - Good
Seed Size Large - 2,000 to 2,200 seeds/lb.
White Mold Rating - Moderately Tolerant
Emergence Score - Excellent
Recommended Planting Depth 1 to 1 1/2 inches
Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance - None
Susceptible to Brown Stem Rot
Suitable for production of soymilk and tofu
Ohio FG1 - Yellow (clear) hilum, Gray Pubescence, Brown Pods
Non Transgenic/Non Genetically Manipulated Organism (Non-GMO)
*CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTION PRACTICES FOR
HIGH QUALITY OHIO FG1 SOYBEANS
(*OSIA Member Survey)
- Plant Certified Seed.
- Plant food grade production on rotated ground
following a corn, hay, or cereal grain rotation.
- Level ground ahead of planting to facilitate
combine header height control at harvest. This
minimizes dirt stained soybeans.
- Seeding rate varies from 90 to 100 pounds per
acre for 1,900 seeds per pound. Target
population is 140,000 to 200,000 seeds per acre. Operators should
pay close attention to drill cups and the seed hopper
opening setting depending on seed count.
- Planting depths should be 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep
depending on soil moisture.
- Plan on rotary hoeing fields once following
- Achieve weed control to avoid weed stained
soybeans at harvest.
- Clean conveying and harvesting equipment, and
storage bins to maintain varietal purity and identity.
Start harvest at 17% moisture.
- Recommended combine cylinder speed: 200-350 RPM.
For large seed use wider concave clearance setting.
- Recommended rotary combine speed: 300-450 RPM.
Check sieve openings and adjust for large bean size.
- Use bean ladders in bins to reduce damage when
loading food grade soybeans into storage bins.
- Handle the grain gently by running augers full
and at slower speeds to reduce mechanical damage.
- Recommended storage moisture is 13 1/2%. Aerate following harvest to remove field heat.
Aerate periodically to maintain safe storage moisture. Avoid artificial drying and high
*ORGANIC PRODUCTION SUGGESTIONS
FOR OHIO FG1 SOYBEANS
- Comply with all organic standards and
- Use a rotation such as corn, soybeans,
interseeded cover crop, small grains and forage
- Preparation for soybeans begins in the fall with
shredding of corn crop residue and use of an offset disk. Shallow
spring plowing is another option. Winter rye or wheat is often used as a
- Fit ground 2 to 3 times in spring every 10 days
with offset disc or field cultivator to eliminate weeds.
- Set planter for 15" rows with skip rows for
wheels of tractor/cultivator. Another option is 30 inch row width
or use of drill.
- Plant soybeans in late May or after June 1st and
plant seed shallow and into moisture for quick
- Rotary hoe fields 2 or 3 times at critical stage
of weed development for control. First pass occurs within
four days of planting to wipe out the first crop of weed
- Cultivate wide rows 2 to 3 times after soybeans
- For weed control use close crop cultivator with
finger attachments that stir soil between the plants. Flame or
electric weed control devices are also available.
- Hand weed control patches of Giant Ragweed, Jimson, Pokeberry and Nightshade weeds.