Maximizing Soybean Yield Potential

Achieving maximum soybean yield potential will likely depend on increases in stress tolerance, efficient use of all plant growth resources, and increased biomass production. A variety of agronomic practices have shown benefit to increasing soybean yield potential. Selecting what works best on your farm requires careful consideration and implementation.  Agronomic Spotlight – Maximizing Soybean Yield…

Soybean Seedling Diseases

Wet, poorly drained soils and air temperatures below 68° F can be typical during spring planting and crop emergence.  These characteristics favor the development of fungal pathogens that cause soybean seedling diseases. Germination and plant growth can also be reduced. It is important to take steps that may help prevent soybean seedling diseases and scout…

Planting a Range of Soybean Maturities

Stress can lower yield potential in soybeans, especially if the stress occurs during specific growth stages.  Planting a range of soybean maturities, that are adapted to your geography, can help reduce the risk of potential yield loss by spreading out flowering, seed fill, and physiological maturity.  Staggering soybean maturities can also maximize yield potential by…

Soil Testing

Whether it is with site specific grid sampling, or more traditional methods, soil testing is the most useful means of determining what inventories of nutrients are available for crop production. In a period of rising fertilizer prices, soil testing allows a grower to prioritize fertilizer applications, and focus on inputs that will provide the greatest…