A new CSIRO Plant Industry bred soybean variety, Snowy, is set to enhance the profitability of the Australian soybean industry due to higher yields and better quality soybeans.
Developed by CSIRO Plant Industrys Dr Andrew James, Snowy (name pending approval with Plant Breeders Rights) combines good tofu making qualities with good agronomic traits one of the first soybeans to do so. "Snowy is highly suited to the Riverina region of NSW and northern Victoria, where it performs as well as the leading variety for high yield, Djakal," Dr James says.
"What sets Snowy apart from other high yielding varieties is that it also has good tofu making properties, like the variety Curringa, making it more desirable for tofu producers."
Bill Stephens | CSIRO
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