Soybean Update

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 2250 seed/lb soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3600 seed/lb soybean.  You want about 145,000 seed per acre for normal planting dates.

36” rows  9-10 seed per foot
30” rows  8- 9 seed per foot
21 to 24” rows  6- 7 seed per foot
15 to 16” rows  5- 6 seed per foot
7 ½  to 8” rows  3- 4 seed per foot
Twin peanut type rows  5-7 seed  per foot

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 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. Always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

AGS 828 RR #1  2year adveragePlains @ 81.3 bu/acre  Group 7 & 8

AGS 5911 LL  # 4  2year adverage @Tifton 57.2 bu/acre Group 5

AGS Woodruff  # 3 2 year adverage Tifton @70.8 Bu/acre Group 7 & 8

Good Growing!

*Some information obtained from 2014 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.
*** As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.

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