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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- Measuring Field Losses from Grain Combines (B 973) Harvest losses can rob you of profit from grain and bean production. Harvest losses of 10 percent or more are not unusual, when they should be in the 2 to 4 percent range. If you do not check losses b…
- Grain and Soybean Drying on Georgia Farms (B 873) Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food and feedstock. It is simply the removal of moisture from a product, usually by forcing dry air through the material. This publication provides in…
- Georgia 2015 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests (AP 103-7) This research report presents the results of the 2015 statewide performance tests of soybean, sorghum grain and silage, and summer annual forages. The tests for various evaluations were conducted at s…
- 2014 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests (AP 103-6) This research report presents the results of the 2014 statewide performance tests of soybean, sorghum grain and silage, and summer annual forages. The tests for various evaluations were conducted at s…
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.
UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Midville Field Day Upcoming field day to highlight research in four of the state's major row crops.
SIRP Field Day Irrigation research in crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn will highlight day.
Kudzu Bug Decline At their population peak, kudzu bugs devastated soybean production in Georgia.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.