He helped soybean growers plant early and sell more beans

Laws, Forrest
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/4/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 1, Special section p17
Trade Publication
This article reports on the help provided by Larry Heatherly, who retired from the U.S. Agricultural Research Service to soybean growers to plant early. He brought back the soybean from the brink of extinction. The idea of Heatherly of planting early maturity soybeans was early originated with researchers Lanny Ashlock and Glenn Bowers on the Texas Gulf Coast. It proved to better for the growers in the Mid-South. Mid-South growers took to early season soybeans like dew on kudzu in recent years.


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