Soybean Management

For many of our soybean producers, a hope and prayer is the extent of their management efforts for their soybean crop.  I would suggest we continue to pray for our crop, but add a more comprehensive approach to dealing with our soybean management needs.  My list of management needs for soybeans include:

  1. Plant early

  2. Select defensive traits in your variety selection process

  3. Fertilize soybean the preceding fall (strip band)

  4. Use a seed treatment and possibly an insecticide on the seed

  5. Control plant diseases and insects throughout the plant life

  6. Utilize narrow rows

  7. Rotate crops