Soybean Research

Pawel WiatrakCrop rotations on soybean yields and quality

The main objectives of this project are to evaluate the influence of crop rotations with wheat and barley on soybean growth, yields, and quality. The emphases of this project are to evaluate planting dates of soybeans following wheat and barley, evaluate performance of soybeans under different crop rotations, improve soybean yields and quality, and improve productivity and profitability. Additionally, the results from this study will be disseminated to growers through meetings and extension publications.  This is conducted by Dr. Pawel Wiatrak.

Efficacy of Avicta on early season nematodes in soybean

The objectives are to determine the efficacy of Avicta on early season nematodes in soybean, determine the efficacy of Avicta + A15945A, AA16148B or A9890A on early season nematodes in soybean, and determine if Avicta seed treatments in nematode infested soils have any impact on soybean yield.  This is conducted by Drs. Pawel Wiatrak and John Mueller.

Optimizing Insect Management Strategies for Soybeans in South Carolina

To explore multiple aspects of insect management in soybean by evaluating current strategies for managing insects with various other approaches, such as scheduled application of insecticide, use of seed treatments, and aggressive and relaxed thresholds for soybean insect pests.  Such evaluations should result in information that will allow adjustments to current insect management practices, optimizing profit for producers.  These trials are conducted by Dr. Jeremy Greene.

Planting date and plant population on maturity groups (MG) IV through VIII soybeans

This test applies to South Carolina production in relation to soil spatial variability in soybeans.  The main objectives of this project are to evaluate the influence of planting dates and plant populations on maturity group IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII soybeans to revise optimum planting dates for different maturity group soybeans, evaluate the influence of seeding rates on soybeans, improve soybean yields and quality, and disseminate best management practices to growers through meetings and extension publications.  This is conducted by Dr. Pawel Wiatrak.

For grower and production information on soybeans, visit Clemson's Cooperative Extension Service website.