Soybeans are an important crop in Georgia. They are a good rotational partner for the major row crops, with the exception of peanut.
Varieties are categorized by maturity group, and these are selected based on your intended planting and harvest dates. Maturity groups 5, 6, 7, and 8 have been grown traditionally in Georgia. Group 4 varieties are becoming more common, but can require more intense management.
In addition to being a main-season crop, soybeans can also be grown in an ultra-late planted production system immediately following the harvest of corn in the Coastal Plain. This requires irrigation and careful management to ensure profitability.
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