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Soybean Management (05/09/19)

Soybean producers provided production information from a total of about 1100 soybean fields over four seasons (2014-2017).

Soybean producers provided production information from a total of about 1100 soybean fields over four seasons (2014-2017).

 

Conclusions based on the grower survey data

  1. Growing soybean after corn resulted in about 5 bushels greater yield compared to growing soybean after soybean. Crop rotation is important.
  2. An established soybean plant stand of 150,000 plants per acre is recommended.
  3. On average, 12.3% of planted seeds did not result in an established soybean plant.
  4. Planting soybean before mid-May, if conditions are favorable, provided the highest soybean yields. Delaying planting, between May 1 and June 1, based on 2014 to 2017 data, resulted in an average reduction of 0.35 bushel per acre per day (Figure 1).
  5. Selecting the latest maturing soybean adapted for your growing region may increase yields.
  6. A row spacing of 15-22 inch provided greater yields when compared to 30 inch, during the reporting period from 2014 to 2017 (Figure 2).
  7. Seed treatments resulted in greater yields (Figure 3).
  8. There is a difference in yield response with different seed treatments.
  9. There is a positive relationship between higher established plants per acre and soil cover by the soybean crop.
  10. Between early season stand establishment and the end of the season soybean population, 6.3% of the soybean plants died.

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Peder Schmitz

ND Soybean Survey Coordinator

 

 Hans Kandel

Extension Agronomist Broadleaf Crops

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