This book compiles information relevant to understanding soybean production processes and condenses it into a single volume. The authors identify production practices and bring together diverse information that suggests ways for producers to better utilize the soil and climatic resources of the midsouthern U.S. to enhance production of this valuable and versatile crop. This publication makes a special effort to focus on information that will enhance soybean production in the midsouth, where yields have been lower than those in the upper midwester n portion of the U.S., however, much of the information, such as statistics and crop models, will be applicable to other regions, from Texas to the Carolinas.
Table of Contents
1. Economics of soybean production in Mississippi 2. Soil erosion and soybean Production 3. Variety selection, planting date, row spacing, and seeding rate 4. Nutrition and fertility requirements 5. Root zone associations and their influence on soybean production 6. Tillage systems for soybean Production 7. The stale seedbed planting system 8. Early soybean production System 9. Soybean irrigation 10. Doublecropping wheat and Soybeans 11. Crop rotation systems for Soybeans 12. Weed management 13. Seed quality, production, and treatment 14. Soybean disease management 15. Soybean insect Management 16. Plant—parasitic nematode pests of Soybeans 17. Sampling tips and analytical techniques for soybean production 18. Dandy plumbing designs 19. Use of crop simulation models and decision support systems in soybean production
Heatherly, Larry G.; Hodges, Harry F.