Developing Irrigation Management Strategies for Soybean Production in the Southern US
Sustainable Production
SustainabilityWater resistanceWater supply
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
George Vellidis, University of Georgia
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Brief Project Summary:

Soybeans are becoming an increasingly important crop in Georgia where potential for yields and profitability is high. Because of our sandy soils and periodic droughts, to consistently achieve high yields soybean growers must use irrigation. Sound irrigation scheduling strategies and appropriate irrigation scheduling tools are needed to address the timing and amount of irrigation needed during the growing season. Irrigation scheduling has not been widely adopted by Georgia soybean producers because reliable and easy-to-use scheduling tools are not available. This project incorporates features into the soybean portion of the SmartIrrigation app to provide and continuously improve a tool to do this.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, Extension agents

Information And Results
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Final Project Results

Updated December 7, 2023:

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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.