GREAT NORTHERN 117 - (GN-117)**
Great Northern 117 An upright medium profile variety similar in plant type to Beryl and Marquis but more upright. 00117 is high yielding and matures approximately the same as Marquis and has good dry down. The average seed size is larger than Marquis at 1,338 seed/lbs. compared to Marquis at 1,414 for 15 yr./locations. 00117 carries the bc-2 gene for bean common mosaic virus resistance and is being evaluated for bean rust resistance.
YIELD DATA* (16 yr./locations)
GN-117 2766 lbs./AC*
Marquis 2866 lbs./AC*

Further information is needed before quantifying an economic advantage.

**US plant variety protection applied for; unauthorized propagation prohibited!
* Mean lbs./AC from 2003-2007 from trials in Morrill, Gering, Minatare, Mitchell, and Scottsbluff. Data not meant to be a guarantee of performance, but rather is report of historical performance.

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