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University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch Team

Diagnostics: Why Planting Soybeans Early Improves Yield Potential

This article, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s CropWatch, references Nebraska data yet is relevant to the spring season we’ve been experiencing in Illinois and applicable to Illinois soybean production. The article has been posted with permission from its original source. Cool and dry accurately describe Nebraska’s spring 2014 weather conditions. Al Dutcher, state climatologist, noted in the April 4 CropWatch that “…early spring temperatures are running approximately two to three weeks behind normal.” Nebraska soil temperatures were about 4°F behind long-term averages this week; some locations lag as much as 6°F behind normal. Soil temperatures in the southern third of the state [...]

By |April 18, 2014|
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