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Healthy Even (Table Top) Soybean Stand
Numerous growers question what is the current trends in raising soybeans in Pennsylvania. This is not an easy question since it depends on where in Pennsylvania one wishes to grow soybeans. One reason Penn State is involved with the Soybean Contest is that as educators we get to view what practices seem to promote these high yields and clues can be obtained by knowing key practices. The Agronomy Guide Soybean Production Section details our current recommendations in detail and offers regional advice. Here are eight highlights that may prove useful in growers production systems.
Table 1: PA Soybean On Farm Network Trends in Foliar Fungicide and Insecticide Applications.
Table 2: PA Soybean On Farm Network 2014 Soybean Response to Approach fungicide where white mold is known to be an issue in the field.
Once 95% of the pods turn brown about a week later its time to combine. Some recent work at Iowa State showed a 3.2% loss of moisture per day more than 5 times that of corn. So dry down is quick. The data also suggested about 12 days after pod maturation 13% moisture was noted over the study period.
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