Soybeans have been grown in Georgia for livestock feed since the 18th 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 UGA Extension scientists.


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Soybeans at UGA Provides updated information on all aspects of soybean production, marketing, economics, and outlook.

Impact Statements: Soybeans Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to soybeans.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

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News
  • Soy Conference Soybean researchers converge on Athens for Biennial Conference on the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean. Published: 09/05/18
  • Midville Field Day UGA Extension specialists and agents will discuss research on row crops like cotton and peanuts. Published: 07/31/18
  • Scouting School Insect scouting schools aid scouts, farmers, county agents, growers and Farm Bureau staff. Published: 07/02/18
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Top Soybean Producers
County Name Value
Brooks $4,316,540
Sumter 3,480,750
Laurens 3,091,127
Dooly 2,742,188
Baker 2,700,000
Jefferson 2,406,600
Burke 2,281,500
Gordon 2,231,280
Randolph 1,815,723
Toombs 1,620,742
State Total: $73,710,303

Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.