Site-Specific Practices for Profitable Virginia Soybean
Sustainable Production
Abiotic stressAgricultureLand Use Water supply
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
David Holshouser, Virginia Tech
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Brief Project Summary:

The goal of this project is to develop site-specific practices that sustain profitability for Virginia soybean farmers. Specific objectives are to develop and test site-specific soybean seeding rate recommendations, investigate environmental influences (temperature, daylength, soil moisture, etc.) on the interaction of soybean planting date and relative maturity, establish and maintain a long-term soybean rotation experiment that compares crop yields, profitability, and environmental impacts, identify yield and economic response in soybean to foliar micronutrient fertilizer applications, ensure that popular soybean varieties are included in the Official Variety Tests and to collaborate with others.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, extension agents

Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Experiments will be completed and results reported to the VSB. Knowledge gained from these activities will be summarized, published in the appropriate research or extension journals and shared with the soybean community by various mechanisms

Estimated Worth Over the past 5 years, Virginia has averaged 39.6 bushels/acre on 608,000 acres with an average annual value of over $220 million. Assuming just a 1% gain in net profit from this program’s efforts, nearly $2.2 million could be added annually to the value of Virginia’s soybean crop.

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.