Soybean Planting in May


This morning, May 12, a local farmer asked about planting depth for his soybeans in our currently dry soils.


I would suggest a planting depth for soybeans in the 1 inch to 1.5 inch depth. I try to plant my own soybeans in our stale seed bed at 1-to-1.25 inches of depth. Tomorrow, May 13—a week after planting the soybeans on May 6—they should be poking out of the ground.

Remember to plant one bag of soybean seeds per acre, roughly 140,000 seeds per acre.