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The soybean plant is an annual legume native to Eastern Asia and grown in many countries around the world. Soybean grow 24 inches to 60 inches tall and prefer well drained loamy soils with a pH of 6.0 - 6.8 but will tolerate a variety of soil types as long as the soil is not poorly drained or excessively wet.
As a food source for wildlife, soybeans are an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, making them a popular choice for a variety of animals, including deer, turkey, and various birds. The leaves and stems of soybean plants are also highly nutritious, providing a source of forage for grazing animals.
Soybeans can also be used as a cover crop. As a legume, soybeans fix nitrogen in the soil, reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers and improving soil health. Soybeans have deep roots that help to break up compacted soil, allowing for better water infiltration and retention.
The Hutcheson soybean variety is a high-yielding soybean cultivar that was developed by the University of Georgia in the 1970s. It is named after Dr. Richard Hutcheson, who was a soybean breeder at the University of Georgia.
Hutcheson soybeans are known for their excellent yield potential, disease resistance, and adaptability to a variety of growing conditions. They are a mid-maturity group variety, typically maturing in about 110-115 days, and they are well-suited for planting in the southern United States.
One of the unique features of Hutcheson soybeans is their resistance to several common soybean diseases, including stem canker, soybean cyst nematode, and southern stem rot. This disease resistance can help to improve yields and reduce the need for chemical inputs.
Hutcheson soybeans are also known for their strong emergence, which can help to ensure a uniform stand and improve overall plant health. They have a medium-tall plant height, and their seeds are generally medium-sized and brown in color.
Common Name: Soybean
PH Range: 6.0 - 6.8
Rate Per Acre: 20 - 40
Planting Dates: 4/15 - 6/1
Seeds Per Pound: 4,500.00
Bushel Weight: 60