Soybeans have been grown in Georgia for livestock feed since the eighteenth century, and are produced today for cooking oil and animal fodder. In Georgia, soybeans are not a huge cash crop thanks to the plant's susceptibility to drought and its need for longer periods of nighttime darkness than are typically found in the state. The 180,000 acres that are planted in Georgia each year are mainly used to produce cooking oil, although CAES researchers are busy exploring soybeans' value as an alternative fuel source. New varieties that are more tolerant of Georgia's growing conditions are also being developed and tested by Extension scientists.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- 2012 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests
- 2009 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Summer Annual Forages and Sunflower Performance Tests
- Grain and Soybean Drying on Georgia Farms
- Measuring Field Losses from Grain Combines
- 2011 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests
- 2000 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Grain Millet, Sunflower, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests
- 1999 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Grain Millet, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests
- 2010 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Summer Annual Forages, and Sunflower Performance Tests
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- Impact Statements: Soybeans
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to soybeans.
Provides updated information on all aspects of soybean production, marketing, economics and outlook.
- Rust Monitoring
Updated information on the status of soybean rust in the U.S.