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Estimating Soybean Yield
To estimate yield, four soybean 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. It is difficult to a ...
Late season diseases showing up in unexpected places in 2015
All of the rain during May, June, & July continues to impact the soybean crop in some areas of the state during 2015 in Ohio. Surveys of our plots and some scouting in the lower canopy have turned up some surprises and some we expected. 1. Sclero ...
Stink bugs in Soybeans
As our soybean begins to develop flowers and pods, we need to be aware of stink bugs that will begin feeding. Although more common in the southern US, we have been noticing more stink bugs in soybean the past few years, even some fields where economic da ...
Late-Season Weed Issues – Are We Having Fun Yet?
According to our weather guru, there is no close precedent for a summer like this in the last 100 years, and I can’t recall a year with this much mid-season rain in my almost 30 years here. This has obviously caused immense problems with post-emergence h ...
Wet Weather and Late-Season Fungicides
Wet weather is continuing to be a problem throughout the state, and many questions are popping up regarding late-season fungicides. With funding from Ohio Soybean Council, we conducted a “high-input” trial in 2013 (9 locations) and 2014 (7 locations) to ...
Fungicide Applications Depend on Soybean Growth Stages and Presence of Disease
We have had lots of inquiries this past week on the benefit or lack-there-of from fungicide applications on soybean in Ohio. There are several factors that I have found in the past that can influence this return on investment: growth stage of the plant ...