The code has been jointly developed by the German Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA), Federal Variety Authority (BSA) and German National Association of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products (IVA) in cooperation with other institutions
Phenological Growth Stages of the Soybean Plant (Glycine max L. MERR.): Codification and Description According to the BBCH Scale*
Article first published online: 22 APR 2008
Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
Volume 179, Issue 4, pages 209–217, December 1997
How to Cite
Munger, P., Bleiholder, H., Hack, H., Hess, M., Stauss, R., van den Boom, T. and Weber, E. (1997), Phenological Growth Stages of the Soybean Plant (Glycine max L. MERR.): Codification and Description According to the BBCH Scale. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 179: 209–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-037X.1997.tb00519.x
With one figure and 2 tables
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 22 APR 2008
- Received May 20, 1997; accepted August 21, 1997
- Glycine max (L.) MERR.;
- BBCH scale;
- growth stage key;
Following the introduction of the general BBCH scale, the specific BBCH scale for the soybean plant is presented, with crop-specific descriptions and detailed assessment instructions.
The phenological development process of the plant is described in terms of periods (principal growth stages) and steps (secondary growth stages). A two-digit and a three-digit decimal code suitable for data processing in crop production experiments is assigned to each developmental step.