Soybean Variety Performance in Kentucky: Monitoring Soybean Development, and Evaluating Yield and Seed Composition Quality at Harvest in Commercial Cultivars in Response to Local Environments

  • Venard, Claire (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The long-term goal of this project is to characterize the impact of local environment on soybean development and performance in Kentucky. Environmental conditions affect soybean performance in term of yield and seed quality. In this project, we propose to monitor environmental conditions during the soybean growing season at each of the soybean variety performance test site. Growth and reproductive stages in randomly selected soybean varieties will be monitored closely. These sets of data will be collected from soybean production farms as well as research experimental farms, with a total of 8 independent locations in all major soybean production areas in Kentucky. The data generated in this project will be used to build an online open access database. This database will constitute an unbiased and open access source of information for soybean producers, researchers, and seed breeders. This comprehensive database can be used to develop predictive models for soybean yield, seed quality and economics in Kentucky based on the environmental conditions for each production system and will provide inputs for breeders to develop varieties better adapted to Kentucky environments.
Effective start/end date7/1/206/30/21


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