About Soybeans in Kentucky

Soybean (Glycine max) is grown on about 1.3 million acres in Kentucky generating about $300 million. State average yields are about 40 bushels per acre. Soybean meal is a high protein supplement for livestock and soybean is gaining popularity in human diets as well. Biodiesel appears to be an expanding domestic market for US soybeans. Approximately 30 to 40% of all US soybeans are exported. Soybean originated in China where it has been grown as a food crop for centuries. Soybean was brought to the United States in the late 1800s or early 1900s, first as a forage crop. Farmers soon learned that growing soybean for seed was a much better option than growing soybeans for forage. Soybean gained in popularity in the United States around the 1940s and 1950s and is now the second largest row crop (based on acreage) in the United States.

Soybean Crop Management

Soy MVP: Soybean Management Verification Program


Production Research

Nutrient Management

Soybean Marketing & Economics

Pest Management

Soybean Diseases

Soybean Diseases

Soybean Diseases Control Series

Soybean Insects

Common Soybean Insects

Stored Grain Insects

Soybean Weeds

Soybean Scouting

Soybean Handling and Harvesting


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