Working on Soybeans

Small Grain

  • Develop broadly adapted, high-yielding, disease-resistant soft red winter wheat varieties with domestic and international economic benefit to producers, seedsmen, elevators, millers, bakers, and consumers. (Griffey)
  • Determining research-based wheat and barley variety selection information through variety testing programs and disseminating this information to growers and end users in a timely fashion. (Thomason, Griffey)
  • Development of malt, hulled, and hulless barley varieties for craft brewery and feed markets. (Brooks, Griffey)
  • Development of scab (FHB) resistance wheat and barley varieties. (Fitzgerald, Griffey)
  • Using UAV's to improve nitrogen management of winter wheat. (Oakes, Balota, Thomason)
  • Assessment of Fusarium Head Blight in Virginia small grains using both optical and aerial methods. (Oakes, Fitzgerald, Griffey)

Samples of soybean seed varieties

Eastern Virginia AREC in the field

Soybean

  • Development of Roundup Ready feed grade soybean varieties for yield, high protein and oil, and modified fatty acids. (Zhang)
  • Development of non-GMO food grade varieties for soyfood. (Zhang)
  • Determining research-based soybean variety selection information through variety testing programs and disseminating this information to growers and end users in a timely fashion. (Holshouser, Zhang)