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Dana Harder

Soybean Inoculants – When and Where They are Needed

In the world of downstream treaters, there are many treatment options for growers, one being the inclusion of a soybean inoculant. This article will walk through what an inoculant does, why it is helpful for soybeans, and the conditions which warrant inoculant use. First, it is important to understand the nitrogen needs of soybeans. As a rule of thumb, each bushel of soybean seed produced requires four to five pounds of nitrogen. To put it in perspective, a 60-bushel soybean yield would require a minimum 240 pounds of nitrogen per acre. There is plenty of nitrogen available in the [...]

By |December 16, 2018|
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