Q: In soybeans, what would cause plants to pod extremely high off the ground, for example, not producing any pods on the bottom five nodes? It's occurring throughout a rainfed field planted in 15-inch rows at 180,000 plants per acre the last week of April. A: Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy: High plant populations can result in very intensive plant-to-plant competition within the row. This year, because of high rainfall and little water stress, even rainfed fields are generating 60 bu/ac yields. However, when you have lush moisture conditions, you will also have lush large leaves on [...]
By Jim Specht|2022-03-25T10:21:27-05:00October 15, 2015|
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.