Seeding rate is one of the first steps toward a good yield. Soybeans have from 2200 seed per lb to 4500 seed per lb. Do not go by pounds per acre . 30” rows at 8 seed per foot will use 59 pounds per acre of a 2450 seed/lb soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3500 seed/lb soybean. You want about 145,000 seed per acre. For normal planting dates.
LATE PLANTING: If you are planning to plant after June 30 please order your beans now and ask your dealer to advise your seedsman to place these late planted beans in cool storage. This will maximize your chance of getting high germing soybeans for your late planting needs. There are several group 5, 6, and 7 beans that have yielded very well planted late. More details on Ultra Late planting has been added under Resources.
As always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.
**Some information obtained from 2012 Georgia Pest Control Handbook, Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont. As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.**