Soybean Genetics Newsletter


In the fall of 1975, we were contacted by C. J. Brannon, Jr. of Agriculture, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and 0. S. Gray of Energy Transfer Corporation (Evansville, IN) regarding a possible boost in seed yield and number of pods in soybeans treated by microwaves. As a result, in 1976 we tested the responses of four cultivars adapted to Illinois to several microwave treatments. This is a preliminary and partial report of performances in that test.