Development, refining and communicating soybean best management practices to South Dakota soybean producers
Sustainable Production
Field management Nutrient managementSoil healthTillageYield trials
Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
C Gregg Carlson, South Dakota State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
David Clay, South Dakota State University
Sharon Clay, South Dakota State University
Robert Hall, South Dakota State University
Larry Janssen, South Dakota State University
Peter Sexton, South Dakota State University
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Brief Project Summary:

Best management conditions vary greatly across South Dakota due to the widely varying climatic conditions. Recommended management in one region will not apply to others. Therefore, to increase soybean yields in South Dakota, it will require the development of adaptable systems that link advances in soybean genetics to an improved understanding of ecosystem farming. This project creates a structure where locally-led questions are on-farm tested and flexible best management practices are validated.

Unique Keywords:
#best management practices, #crop management systems, #soybean educational activities, #soybean on-farm research, #soybean production management systems
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

1. Study Soybean seeding rates and cost-effective seedling populations for South Dakota;
2. Determining the economic feasibility of double cropping soybeans into oat stubble;
3. Developing the cover crop technologies approach for use in soybean-corn rotations;
4. Assessing the impact of weeds and herbicide timing on soybean yields and germplasm;
5. Determining yield limiting factors in South Dakota soybean fields;
6. Assessing energy and carbon budgets;
7. Assessing the impact of climatic variability on planting/replanting decisions; and
8. Determining the yield stability of varieties to various field environments.

Final Project Results

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.