AGS 787 RR

Soybeans

At a Glance

AGS 787 RR is a high-yielding Maturity Group 7.8 glyphosate-resistant soybean with purple flowers, tawny pubescence and tan pod walls. It has yellow seed with dull seed coats and black hila. Seed size is large/medium.


Cultivation

AGS 787 RR is adapted areas of the southeastern U.S. that commonly grown Maturity Group 7.8 soybean cultivars and areas that are known to have or expect to have damaging levels of southern, peanut and Javanese root-knot nematodes along with race 3 of soybean cyst nematode.


Resistance

AGS 787 RR has resistance to southern, peanut and Javanese root-knot nematodes along with race 3 of soybean cyst nematode. It has resistance to southern stem canker and prevalent races of frogeye leaf spot.


Development

AGS 787 RR was developed by the Soybean Improvement Center at the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station in Athens, Ga. AGS 787 RR is a soybean variety that is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act, which means it can only be sold by individuals licensed by the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) and Georgia Seed Development (GSD). This patented variety is marketed exclusively by AgSouth Genetics LLC; farmers may not save seed.


Breeder

Dr. Roger Boerma

Dr. Roger Boerma

Roger was born and raised on a grain and livestock farm in central Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture from Illinois State University and his Master of Science and his Doctorate in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Illinois.

He joined the University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor of Agronomy in 1973 and spent most of his career at UGA as becoming a Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies. His accomplishments include developing 25 soybean varieties for Southeastern producers, publishing 171 scientific journal papers and contributing chapters to numerous books. He has received six plant variety protection certificates, six patents, and has four patents pending. A popular conference speaker, he also has directed and mentored more than 30 students and associates working on advanced degrees.

Roger has used his understanding of agribusiness and the challenges facing farming to improve crops that contribute to Georgia’s agriculture industry. Roger was named Executive Director of the Georgia Seed Development Commission in 2011. Under his leadership, the Commission develops foundation plant material production and markets seed and plant materials designed to improve crop yields for growers in Georgia and across the United States.