Category: Soybeans

When and Where to Use Soybean Seed Treatment

Over the last 5 years soybean seed treatment use has increased to cover almost 50% of US soybean acres. Treatment brands vary on their exact recipes but all include some mix of fungicides, insecticides and biologicals. These compounds are designed to protect soybeans in tough environments and the yield robbing pests that come with those…

Soybean Nodulation: Why it is important and how to manage it.

When someone talks about nitrogen requirements for a crop, many people automatically picture corn as they carry on the conversation. It can be hard to remember that soybeans actually need 4-5lbs of N per bushel over the course of the growing season, or roughly the same N requirement as a 240bu/ac corn crop. It is…

Thinking About Your Harvest Schedule – Soybeans

The beautiful and hectic season of harvest is just around the corner and will be here soon. Before it begins, take the time to think about factors (other than the weather) that may influence your harvesting schedule in order to maximize efficiency and profitability.  For soybeans these include – Weed Seeds The best way to…

Planting Basics to Get Your Soybeans Off to the Best Start Possible

Now that a fair amount of corn acres have been planted it is finally time to move to soybeans.  Planting Date and Flowering  Soybeans show yield response to being planted earlier because they are indeterminate plants. This means that they do not have to reach a certain size or stage before flowering, they can flower…

Pre-Harvest Thoughts – Soybeans

Harvest is quickly approaching and while we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a lot going on in soybeans to think about before combines get rolling. Water Use For those growers who irrigate, don’t shut your water off too soon. From beginning maturity to harvest soybean plants can…

Things to Think About Before Soybean Harvest

Manage Harvest Losses Regularly stop and check to understand your loss – Just 4 to 5 beans on the ground per square foot can add up to one bushel an acre lost. Pre-harvest loss can be determined by checking in standing soybeans. Harvest loss can be determined by checking the rear of the combine. Head…

ILeVo treated soybeans and the Halo Effect

There is no better defense mechanism than using iLevo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience for those growers fighting Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome. This seed treatment is industry leading in control of the SDS pathogen Fusarium virguliforme . iLevo also has activity on nematodes within the seed zone. This pioneering technology can bring 2 to 10…

Planting Considerations After Cold, Wet Weather Delays Planting

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA Abnormally cold and wet weather has put a slight delay on planting this season in our part of the world. Before changing your current planting plan, consider the following. CORN For much of Iowa and Nebraska optimum planting window can reach all the way to May 10th. For eastern…

SDS Recently Spotted in Central Iowa

Soybean sudden death syndrome or SDS is a fungal disease that has increasingly become a focus point for soybean producers.