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Moving Grain: End of Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Approaches

Moving Grain: End of Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Approaches

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 26, 2017

Soybean Harvest Behind in Some States as End of Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Approaches As of October 22, USDA’s Crop Progress report showed the projected record soybean crop was 70 percent harvested, 21 points higher than last week, and

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North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have

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Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

Kentucky Soybeans: Partially Flooded Fields – What Should You Do?

👤By Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Recent rains partially flooded several soybean fields across Kentucky. The risk of damage to soybeans is more of a concern for green plants. Soybeans that were brown or tan are less likely to be damaged. The following are some general

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Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 6, 2017

As the dry weather that dominated September and the first days of October speeds the Arkansas soybean harvest along, growers’ yields face a bottleneck as grain elevators and barges struggle with low water levels on the Mississippi River. Jeremey Ross,

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Soybeans: New Machine Evaluates Crop at Harvest for Quality

Soybeans: New Machine Evaluates Crop at Harvest for Quality

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 3, 2017

When a field of soybeans is ready to harvest, speed is of the essence. But harvesting grinds to a halt every time the combine operator has to climb down out of the cab to manually check for quality—whole, un-split beans

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Ohio Soybeans: Pod Shattering and Harvest Moisture

Ohio Soybeans: Pod Shattering and Harvest Moisture

👤By Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Extension Soybean Specialist 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain can result in significant yield reductions. Pre-harvest pod shatter (breaking of pods resulting in soybeans on the ground) can occur when dry pods are re-wetted. This year, in our trials, we’ve seen very little

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Mississippi Soybeans: Rain Delays Likely Hurt State’s Crop

Mississippi Soybeans: Rain Delays Likely Hurt State’s Crop

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Official numbers show Mississippi’s soybean crop is ahead of schedule and in good shape, but many fields have actually spent a wet month waiting for harvest. Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service soybean specialist, said this delay — caused

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Nebraska Harvest: Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture

Nebraska Harvest: Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture Updated

👤By Randy Pryor, Paul Jasa, Jenny Rees, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 18, 2017

When is getting docked by your grain elevator for selling soybeans over 13% moisture not a bad thing? When it means your net income actually improves over what it would have been if you’d sold your soybeans at a lower

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Arkansas Soybeans: Poor Seed Quality Reported – What’s the Cause?

Arkansas Soybeans: Poor Seed Quality Reported – What’s the Cause?

👤By Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas Extension Soybean Agronomist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

With soybean harvest in Arkansas just beginning, we are receiving many reports of poor seed quality in many of these fields (Figure 1).  Many are placing the blame for this poor seed quality on the tremendous number of Redbanded stink

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Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Average soybean harvest losses range from one to two bushels per acre under normal conditions. However, harvest losses can increase significantly when harvesting tall, lodged plants or short, drought-stressed plants. Due to the variable distribution of precipitation across the state

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