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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.


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  • Impact Statements: Soybeans
    Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to soybeans.
  • Soybeans
    Provides updated information on all aspects of soybean production, marketing, economics and outlook.

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  • Rust Monitoring
    Updated information on the status of soybean rust in the U.S.