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Achieving the correct planting depth is more critical for soybean production than it is for corn production for several reasons. Soybean seed requires more water to germinate and soybean emergence is impeded to a greater extent when a soil crust develops.
There is an increased interest in the use of cover crops due to the many agronomic and environmental benefits they offer. An important consideration when incorporating cover crops into the system is their termination.
There has been a great deal of interest in recent months in the idea of using nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season to increase soybean yields. This is somewhat surprising given that there has been so little evidence from published and unpublished reports showing that this practice increases yields, let...
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.”
Are farmers missing the boat when it comes to soybeans by not applying a starter in furrow?
Treating corn seed has long been tradition, but not treating soybeans. Corn seed has been treated with a fungicide for decades because hybrid seed production was commercial, and seed companies wanted to get the best performance out of each seed planted.

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