MSPB partners with Mississippi State University (MSU) to conduct the MSU Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Soybean Variety Testing Program. These trials test nearly 250 soybean varieties and breeding lines to evaluate their pest resistance, agronomic characteristics and yield across the state. The test plots, planted in key production areas in the state, also enable researchers to collect information on naturally occurring pests in those areas. With MSPB’s Variety Selector farmers can access trial data from 2011–2015 and search for varieties based on yield, herbicide tolerance trait, soil type, location and much more. The tool allows farmers to efficiently compare varieties and export the data to a spreadsheet for later use.