Soybean Researchers Gather for Virginia Soybean Field Day
October 1, 2021
Soybean researchers at Virginia Tech gathered at the Eastern Virginia AREC in September to discuss current soybean research, management strategies, and to look at and discuss new equipment and technologies. Due to rain, the event was moved indoors at the AREC. The presentations were recorded an are available here for anyone unable to attend.
Selecting Soybean Varieties for Your Farm
- Dr. David Holshouser, soybean extension specialist at Tidewater AREC, discusses the state soybean variety testing program, and the new Mid-South Soybean Variety Database. This new database across several states allows growers to select the best variety for their farm based on a number of factors including location, yield goal, etc.
- Selecting Soybean Varieties for Your Farm - YouTube
Soybean Disease Management
- Dr. David Langston, plant pathologist at the Tidewater AREC, discusses disease and nematode management in soybean.
- Soybean Disease Management - YouTube
Update on Corn Earworm Resistance to Insecticides in Virginia
- Dr. Tom Kuhar, Entomologist, discusses corn earworm resistance to insecticides.
- Update on Corn Earworm Resistance to Insecticides in Virginia - YouTube
Edamame: A Specialty Soybean for Virginia
- 0:00 - Dr. Tom Kuhar, Entomologist, discusses insect management in edamame.
- 2:18 - Dr. Susan Duncan, Associate Director, VAES, discusses the quality, sensory quality, and processing of edamame.
- 9:33 - Keren Brooks, Ph.D. Student, discusses nutrient management of edamame.
- Edamame: A Specialty Soybean for Virginia - YouTube
Edamame Harvester Demo
- Dr. Mark Reiter, Director, Eastern Shore AREC, and John Mason, Research Specialist, Eastern Shore AREC, discuss and demonstrate a new Edamame harvester that is used at the Eastern Shore AREC.
- Edamame Harvester Demo - YouTube
Developing Soybean Varieties to Increase Profitability
- Dr. Bo Zhang and her team discuss current research in the soybean breeding program and how value-added traits are being added to increase profitability.
- Developing Soybean Varieties to Increase Profitability - YouTube
Improving Breeding Selection Efficiency through Remote Sensing
- Dr. Joseph Oakes, Superintendent, Eastern Virginia AREC, discusses a newly funded project using aerial imagery to collect phenotypic data on breeding trails. This project, funded by the Virginia Soybean Board and Virginia Agricultural Council, is a collaboration among several faculty and is a part of CAIA.
- Improving Breeding Selection Efficiency through Remote Sensing - YouTube
Grain Marketing Update
- Robert Harper, from the Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Division, gives an update on grain and soybean markets.
- Grain Marketing Update - YouTube
We would like to thank these colleagues who came and discussed their research for their part in making this field day a success. We would also like to thank the Virginia Soybean Association for helping to put on this event, as well as First Bank & Trust Company, The Frazier Quarry Inc., and Virginia Crop Improvement Association for sponsoring the meal!