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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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Michigan Soybeans: Reasons to Consider Harvesting at Lower Moisture Levels

Michigan Soybeans: Reasons to Consider Harvesting at Lower Moisture Levels

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

Soybean producers often wait to begin harvesting until every leaf has dropped and the moisture level of the beans in the field has dropped to, or below 13 percent. While these first fields may be harvested at the optimum conditions

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Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Harvest Prep

Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Harvest Prep

👤From the Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Summer will be quickly turning to fall and the cool weather this month has slowed crop development and given it a break from the heat and stress of July. Nevertheless, harvest is just around the corner. Evaluating the condition of

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Alabama Soybeans: Pods Shattering in Fields

Alabama Soybeans: Pods Shattering in Fields

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Nov 2, 2016

The drought plaguing crops in Alabama has put producers in precarious positions as they harvest cotton, soybeans and peanuts this fall. Soybean producers throughout the state have reported issues with pod shattering, as they harvest in record-breaking dry conditions. Alabama

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: Timeliness Can Minimize Harvest Loss

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Timeliness Can Minimize Harvest Loss

👤By Delbert Voight, Pennsylvania State University 🕔Oct 14, 2016

Over the last several years of working with what I consider the top soybean producers in Lebanon County, I have learned the importance of timely harvest of soybeans. It has been my experience that once 95% of the pods turn

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Michigan Soybeans: Harvesting Recommendations for Lodged Fields

Michigan Soybeans: Harvesting Recommendations for Lodged Fields

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 3, 2016

Several factors have combined to cause soybeans to lodge in some areas of Michigan in 2016. Lodged soybeans slow down harvest operations and lead to harvest losses as the plants are more difficult to cut and gather into the combine. Soybean

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Virginia Soybeans: Timely Harvest Minimizes Seed Quality Problems

Virginia Soybeans: Timely Harvest Minimizes Seed Quality Problems

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 30, 2016

The map below shows the amount of rainfall received in Virginia over the last 14 days.  And the weather forecast is calling for more.  While this rain may still help our double-crop soybean, early-planted early-maturing varieties will run the risk

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Alabama Soybeans: Early Harvest Prep Can Save Time, Money

Alabama Soybeans: Early Harvest Prep Can Save Time, Money

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 28, 2016

Soybean harvest has begun in some areas of Alabama, and harvesting will continue to increase as producers move toward the month of October. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop specialist said soybean harvest often sneaks up on busy producers. Making preparations

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