Evaluation of Growth-Promoting Products for Soybean Production in Maryland
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Andrew Kness, University of Maryland
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Brief Project Summary:

Many growth-promotion products tout benefits for soybean production. Proprietary combinations of fertilizers, carbon, sugars, growth regulators and other ingredients crowd the input market, as companies continue to release new products. However, limited third-party research exists to assess fit for these products in specific production systems. This research conducts trials comparing soybeans treated with several locally available growth-promoters, monitoring emergence, vegetative growth and canopy height during the season, and yield at harvest.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, Extension agents

Information And Results
Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.