GREAT NORTHERN 136 - (GN-136)**
Great Northern 136 is an upright medium profile variety that arches over holding its pods off the ground. GN-136 is demonstrating higher yield when compared to Weihing. It is more upright than Beryl and similar in architecture to Weihing. GN-136 is one day later than Beryl and has larger seed with an average seed count of 1224 seed / lb., compared to Beryl at 1514 seed / lb. and Weihing at 1252 seed / lb.
GN-136 carries the BC*2*2 gene for bean common mosaic virus and has acceptable canning qualities.
YIELD DATA* (8 yr./locations)
GN-136 2457 lbs./AC*
Weihing 2316 lbs./AC*
Assuming a 140 lbs./AC increased yield over Weihing, growing GN-136 will potentially increase your profit by $25/AC on $18cwt beans. This advantage amounts to $2500 on 100 acres. The advantage over Beryl and Marquis would be in areas where too much vine is an issue.
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* Mean lbs./AC from trials in Mitchell, Minatare, and Gering from 2000-2004.
Data not meant to be a guarantee of performance, but rather is a report of past performance.
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