Location: Crop Genetics Research
Project Number: 6402-21220-011-01-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2009
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
The overall objective is to develop soybean cropping systems that reduce disease and nematode incidence, maximizing yield and economic return.
The Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) will use existing and new research plot areas to measure the effects of soybean cropping systems variables, such as no-tillage, cultivar selection, seeding rate, planting date and use of animal waste, on diseases and soybean yield. This will be done on cropping systems experiments already in place at University of Tennessee (UT) and on experiments being conducted by USDA, ARS scientists in the Crop Genetics and Production Research Unit. TAES will provide expertise in possible cropping system changes to enhance economically and enviromentally viable soybean production.