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

Soybean Disease Management

Update on Corn Earworm Resistance to Insecticides in Virginia

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

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

Thank You!

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!