The soybean planting season and growing region have been extended thanks to researchers at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center. The Agustina soybean cultivar possesses the long juvenile (LJ) trait, which gives it the ability to produce high yields even when days get shorter and daylight hours are fewer. The LJ trait also allows the Agustina soybean to grow in regions that are not suited for most existing soybean cultivars. Agustina also is resistant to soybean cyst nematodes, the primary pest of soybeans.
NIFA supports the research with Hatch funding.
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