Maximizing soybean yield is a simple concept…grow as many harvestable soybeans per acre as possible. What is not so simple is the complex dance we play with Mother Nature who has great influence over the best management decisions required to obtain maximum yields. For multiple years, Beck’s PFR has promoted increasing returns on investment (ROI) by lowering soybean seeding rates.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: planting, Soybean Seeding Rate, Delayed planting, double crops
Across the state of Ohio, many farmers have been done planting for at least a week or two. Unfortunately, there are others that haven't been so lucky. Rain has been a challenge, leaving some acres of soybeans left to plant across the state. The question then becomes, how do we adjust our seeding rate when planting soybeans this late?
Categories: Agronomy, Ohio
Tags: Beck's Blog, AgTalk, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Soybean Seeding Rate, Alex Johnson, agronomist, Beck's Agronomist, Ohio Agronomy, Ohio agornomy, nitrogen rates, Practical Farm Research PFR Videos
CORN PLANTING PROGRESS – Predicting Emergence
During April 10-12 corn planting was slow in isolated areas primarily near Springfield, IL followed by a cool, wet period. Planting resumed again April 17 in a general triangle that was formed by areas around Springfield, Bloomington and Champaign.
Part of the soybean high-yield equation includes the use of premium seed treatments. While Beck’s Escalate yield enhancement system is an industry-leading seed treatment combination of fungicides, insecticides, and growth promoter, Optimize® liquid inoculant was also offered on many varieties this year with the nematode control products VOTiVO® or Clariva™.
SOYBEAN SEEDING RATE
The proper soybean seeding rate has been a topic of discussion with growers, agronomists and university personnel for decades. Although final, consistent and uniform stands of 100,000-125,000 soybean plants/acre has generally been accepted to maximize economic return, many factors can influence the optimum seeding rate.
Categories: Agronomy, NE Illinois, NW Indiana
Tags: Chad Kalaher, Beck's, Agronomy Update, NE Illinois, NW Indiana, Corn Planting Progress, Predicting Emergence, Soybean Inoculant, Soybean Seeding Rate