At a Glance
AGS 828 RR is a Maturity Group 8.2 glyphosate-resistant soybean with white flowers, tan pod walls, and gray pubescence. Seeds are shiny yellow with buff hila, and seed size is large/medium.
AGS 828 RR is resistant to southern root-knot nematodes and races 3 and 9 of soybean cyst nematodes. AGS 828 RR has resistance to stem canker and prevalent races of frogeye leaf spot.
AGS 828 RR was developed by the Soybean Improvement Center at the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station in Athens, Ga. Monsanto Corporation holds the patent on the RR trait. AGS 828 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.
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.