On-Farm Investigation and Evaluation of Soybean Production Strategies
Sustainable Production
Field management Soil healthTillage
Lead Principal Investigator:
J. Scott Reiter, Virginia Cooperative Extension
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Brief Project Summary:
Which cover crops fit each system well? Do in-season applications of biologicals increase soybean yield or quality? What seeding rate optimizes yield? How much do specific soybean varieties yield under typical management and environmental conditions? Virginia farmers ask these questions and many others. On-farm research from this project lays the foundation for finding answers in their fields. These on-farm replicated trials in real-world conditions evaluate soybean production strategies.
Key Beneficiaries:
#agronomists, #extension agents, #farmers
Unique Keywords:
#best management practices, #on-farm research, #soil and tillage management, #variety trials
Information And Results
Project Summary

On-farm, research-based production information is used by soybean producers in Virginia to achieve maximum economic yields and increase farm profitability. Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension Agents with Virginia Cooperative Extension will continue replicated, on-farm research trials across Virginia using producer-cooperator partnerships. In addition to soybean variety trials at multiple Virginia locations, additional research will be conducted on-farm to address producer-identified challenges and evaluate management strategies.

Project Objectives

Address producer-identified challenges and evaluate management strategies

Project Deliverables

Results will be summarized in an Extension publication and distributed at producer meetings in the winter of 2021.

Progress Of Work

Final Project Results

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.