The best variety choice is one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and provide good yield and grade over a wide range of growing conditions. Most varieties now offer some level of resistance to multiple diseases.
Field history, irrigation, planting and harvest capabilities, seed availability, seed quality and marketing opportunities are all factors that affect selection. On a field-by-field basis and considering these factors, select the variety or varieties that would best fit into your production system.
Variety selection is one of the most important decisions farmers make all year.