April 20, 2020
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. Call if you plan to palnt HIGH yield irrigated soybeans this year.
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 2- 4 seed per foot
Twin peanut type rows 5-7 seed per foot
If you are palning 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 4, 5, 6, and 7 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. Go to plantationseedupdate. for details on Ultra Late planting.
Always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.
Good Growing Blake, Robert, Jimmy
*Some information obtained from 2020 Georgia Pest Control Handbook, Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Pioneer.
*** As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.