Agronomist says it’s an unusual year for soybeans – Voice Of Muscatine

Agronomist says it’s an unusual year for soybeans

An agronomist says the timing of rain in a dry growing season helped some short-season soybean varieties outperform their full-season counterparts.

Bob Berkovich with Pioneer in Wisconsin says it’s no surprise the lack of moisture during critical development times is driving soybean yield results. “Some growers are talking about 80 bushels of soybeans on the lower, better parts of a field and then as you go up the hill and get onto some ridge ground or different soil types with less water holding capacity, those yields are dropping down to 25, 30, 40 bushels an acre.”

Berkovich says it’s an unusual year, as some of the early maturity soybeans handled the timing of the rain better.

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