In 2018, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program investigated the impact of soybean variety and planting date on yield and quality at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT. Soybeans can be grown for human consumption, animal feed, and biodiesel. Livestock farmers are interested in producing more of their own grains and as a result, soybean acreage in Vermont is increasing. Given the short growing season in Vermont, it is important to understand optimum planting dates to obtain the highest yields. In an effort to support and expand the local soybean market throughout the northeast, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crop and Soils (NWCS) Program, as part of a grant from the Eastern Soybean Board, established a trial in 2018 to determine optimal planting dates for soybeans that maximize yield and quality in our northern climate.


Vermont, University of Vermont, soybean

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