The 2019 Illinois corn crop reached 50% planted during the first week of June, more than a month later than the average of the past five years. The soybean crop […]
Staging crops is an underappreciated but incredibly important skill. One very important reason to know how to stage your crops is because herbicide products may have limits on what growth […]
We are accustom to a sea of dark green soybeans during the month of August, so it is troubling when we see areas in our fields that turn highlighter green […]
A few weeks ago, Dr. Anne Dorrance wrote an article about foliar fungicide application to soybean for control of frogeye leaf spot disease. She recommended spraying at the R3 growth […]
Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During […]
Proper identification of late season soybean growth stages will assist with decisions to be made regarding late season management termination (i.e. insecticide termination, irrigation termination) as well as preparation for […]
Identifying late-season soybean growth stages is important for a number of considerations, such as irrigation termination and harvest aid/desiccation timing decisions.
If you’ve been making management decisions for your soybeans based on the height of the plants instead of the growth stage, you could be leaving some yield in the field. […]