Rows and rows of perfect plants. It’s the goal come harvest time, but it’s not always the case. Green stem syndrome can occur in soybeans. While the rest of the plant nears maturation, the stem remains green causing challenges during harvest. Drought-induced pod shatter is another culprit when it comes to imperfect harvests. And pre-harvest soybean pod shatter can significantly affect yield potential.
What you’ll learn:
• Contributing factors and stressors to both of these conditions
• Harvest considerations for soybeans with green stem syndrome
• How to best time harvest to reduce the risk of pod shatter