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Arkansas Soybeans: 7 Growers break 100-Bushel Mark

Arkansas Soybeans: 7 Growers break 100-Bushel Mark

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Seven Arkansas soybean growers have broken the 100-bushel-per-acre mark this season so far, with others possibly to come. The growers, four of whom have surpassed the benchmark yield in previous seasons, are all taking part in the Arkansas Soybean Association’s

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Virginia Soybeans: 4 Steps for Estimating Yields

Virginia Soybeans: 4 Steps for Estimating Yields

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

This is the time of year when many are wondering what kind of yield potential is out there.  You can estimate your yield using the steps outlined below.  But I will warn you that such an estimate is not very

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Virginia Soybean: Submit Entries for 2017 Yield Contest

Virginia Soybean: Submit Entries for 2017 Yield Contest

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 6, 2017

The Virginia Soybean Association in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension would like to announce the 2017 Virginia Soybean Yield Contest. The purpose of the Virginia Soybean Yield Contest is to emphasize and demonstrate the practices necessary to produce maximum economic

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Ohio Soybeans: 4 Steps for Estimating Yields

Ohio Soybeans: 4 Steps for Estimating Yields

👤By Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Extension Soybean Specialist 🕔Sep 6, 2017

To estimate soybean yield, four yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size).  A printable worksheet to estimate soybean yield can be found by clicking here.  Proceed with

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Nebraska: Estimating Potential Corn Yields

Nebraska: Estimating Potential Corn Yields

👤By Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 28, 2017

What will corn yields be like for the 2017 harvest? The biggest unknown now is seed weight. All the other yield components are set — plants per acre, ears per plant, rows per ear, kernels per row. The USDA yield forecast,

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Soybeans: What’s Driving the Non-Linear Trend in U.S. Average Yields?

Soybeans: What’s Driving the Non-Linear Trend in U.S. Average Yields?

👤By Scott Irwin, Todd Hubbs, and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔May 11, 2017

In the farmdoc daily articles of April 19, 2017 and May 3, 2017 we began to address the potential reasons behind the observation that U.S. average soybean yields in 2014, 2015, and especially 2016, were well above the long-term linear

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Soybeans: U.S. Yield Trends – How Is Irrigation Affecting Production?

Soybeans: U.S. Yield Trends – How Is Irrigation Affecting Production?

👤By Scott Irwin , Todd Hubbs, and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Very high U.S average soybean yields that were well above the long-term linear trend values (calculated beginning in 1960) in each of the last three years continues to be somewhat of a puzzle in search of an explanation. One potential

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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Soybeans: Will Shift in Acreage Impact National Yield in 2017?

Soybeans: Will Shift in Acreage Impact National Yield in 2017?

👤By Todd Hubbs, Scott Irwin, and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 20, 2017

USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for soybeans in 2017. At a record high of 89.5 million acres, the report shows approximately 6 million additional acres of soybeans planted above last year

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2016 Corn and Soybean Yields – A Historical Perspective

2016 Corn and Soybean Yields – A Historical Perspective

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 15, 2017

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently released 2016 county yields for both corn and soybeans. In this article, maps are produced showing actual 2016 yields minus 2016 trend yields. Examination of these maps shows areas of above trend and

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