We are winding down on the 2009 growing season for SoyMVP. Two of our fields are at R7 and are quickly drying down, while the others are at early to late R6. I am anxious to get the yield data and start seeing what worked and what didn't. Although we have hit a few bumps this year (namely wet conditions during planting), we have some really nice comparisons with populations, fertility, and pesticide programs that will be very beneficial.
The growing season is only the first step in the program, as we feel the way the results are reported is just as important. Reporting on that will get started immediately after the numbers are in.
**If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in SoyMVP in 2010, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the UKREC in Princeton at 270-365-7541 ext. 263, or contact your county extension agent.