Southeast Extension on Farm Trials and Research Update.

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The Southeast Extension District is conducting a variety of research trials this year to provide unbiased agricultural research that benefits the region. A brief summary is provided to highlight the research taking place within the grain crops across the district.

  • 11 Corn variety demo sites (Agent/Area Specialized Agent led with cooperative volunteer growers, partnered with company brands)
  • 10 Bt vs non- Bt corn project locations (Supporting NC State Entomology Program/ Dominic Reisig)
  • 6 OFT Soybean Trials investigating the role of foliar fungicides protecting soybean yield (Support of NC State Extension Soybean Program/Rachel Vann and NC Soybean Association)
  • 1 Soybean Planting Date, Maturity Group, and Seeding Rate trial in Johnston County (NC State Soybean Extension Program and NC Soybean Producers Association)
  • 1 Biological Seed Treatment Trial in Johnston County (NC State Soybean Extension Program and NC Soybean Producers Association)
  • 1 Wide-Row versus Narrow Row versus Drilled Soybean Trial in Sampson County (NC State Soybean Extension Program and NC Soybean Producers Association)
  • 1 Precision verses Drilled Soybean on 15-inch row spacing in Sampson County (NC State Soybean Extension Program, NC State OVT and NC Soybean Producers Association)
  • 1 Fertilization strategies in high-yielding soybeans in Johnston County (Luke Gatiboni and NC Soybean Producers Association)
  • 2 Gypsum at R3 soybean trials. (Grower/ Area Specialized Agent led)
  • 5  NC State OVT corn and soybean sites (NC State/Ryan Heiniger)
  • 1 Irrigation site (NC State Irrigation/Chad Poole)
  • 3 Corn research sites (NC State Corn Extension Program/Corn Growers Association)

18 Fields

17 Farms

Total acres 329

Southeast Grain Locations 2022

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