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In 2013, the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board invested in the creation of an endowed chair in soybean agronomy. The investment allowed Mississippi State University to leverage funds from industry partners Monsanto and Syngenta, and the Hartwig family, to create the Edgar E. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy.

Hartwig spent 47 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville. He was responsible for developing many of the soybean varieties grown both in the Southern U.S. and regions around the world with similar climates.

A 2007 contribution from Hartwig's wife, Winifred, established the endowment and provided support for graduate student research at the land-grant institution. Investments from the Soybean Promotion Board and its industry partners were added to the original fund.

Michael J. Mulvaney is the Edgar B. and Winifred B. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy.

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Variety Trials

The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Variety Trials and MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program provide valuable information on varieties suitable to your location.

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Planning Budget

The Department of Agricultural Economics provides economic and technical information in the form of enterprise budgets for soybean produced by Mississippi Farmers.

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Potassium Changes

MSU Extension soil specialists and graduate students have sufficient data to support changes in soybean potassium recommendations.

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Annual Report

Download the Hartwig Chair Report for 2022-2023

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