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A few growers have broken 100-bushel soybean yields and the world record is 171 bushels. Yet for many growers, field yields remain in the 50 to 75-bushel range. So, what are the limiting factors why U.S. and Illinois yields are often below contest winners?
The 2018 soybean crop got off to a slow start due to winter like conditions in April, but once the crop was up and running it turned into one of the best soybean seasons we've had in Illinois, with a predicted record yield of 66 bushels per acre.
Originally published in Corn+Soybean Digest
American Seed Trade Association reminds farmers to take precautions with treated seed and the grain supply.
In a year with several challenges, growers were rewarded with excellent yields.