Every year there are some soybean fields where the stems stay green while the soybeans are mature and at the ideal moisture. Sometimes the leaves fall off the plant and sometimes they remain green and stay on. The one common symptom for most cases (except fungicides and genetics) is that there is not a heavy pod load on the plant. There are numerous factors that can cause a less than ideal pod load. In this article are just a few items that may contribute to green stem.
Categories: Agronomy, E Indiana, Ohio
Tags: Agronomy Update, Mark Apelt, Green Stems in Soybeans, Harvest Season, What to Look For