As of May 20, an estimated 27 percent of Iowa’s soybean crop is planted according to the USDA-NASS Iowa Crop Progress Report. Early-planted soybeans have been exposed to stressful conditions following multiple rainfall events, cold temperatures, and wide temperature swings in the last several weeks. We previously posted an article on evaluating corn stands, and many of the same issues are important when evaluating soybean stands.
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Anderson, Meaghan J. B. and Vittetoe, Rebecca K., "Evaluating Soybean Stands" (2019). Integrated Crop Management News. 2570.
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