Greencastle Soybean Variety Description


Greencastle is an F4 derived line, selected at Beltsville, MD, by plant to row pedigree selection for tall, vigorous growth, lodging resistance, and forage quality and production.  It has been observed for eight generations of seed increase and has been observed to be genetically uniform and stable.  Greencastle is a tall growing maturity Group VI forage soybean with resistance to southern stem canker disease.  It has a tawny pubescence, indeterminate growth habit, and white flowers.  Seed is spherical with yellow seed coat color and a dull luster.  It has good lodging resistance.  It is susceptible to races 2 and 7 of the fungal pathogen inciting phytophthora root rot disease.  It is susceptible to races 2, 3, and 14 of the soybean cyst nematode.  It is resistant to southern stem canker disease.    





Name, City Telephone #


Mecklenburg Brodnax Seed Company, Brodnax 434-729-9555 R, C
Westmoreland VCIA Foundation Seed Farm, Mt. Holly 804-472-3500 F