Soybean Planting Date


In late May, I was surprised at the large percentage of soybean acres still to be planted in the three “I” states.

Generally, those late planting dates—late May—significantly impact your final soybean yields and gross income per acre. A 2 bu/a-to-5 bu/a yield loss due to late planting could be costing you $25 to $60 per acre or more.


It is important to analyze your farming operation and determine how to have your soybeans planted by May 15.