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BMPs for late-planted soybeans

May 27, 2024  By Field Crop News


A wet spring has delayed soybean planting for many Ontario growers, but Horst Bohner and the Ontario Field Crop team remind growers that while timely planting is important for maximum yield, soybeans are more tolerant to late planting than other crops.

Although late April or early May planting is ideal, weather in August and September often has more influence on final yield than early planting. June planted soybeans can do extremely well if the rest of the growing season is favorable. When planting is delayed, fewer days are required to reach maturity in the fall because of the plants ability to adjust to the season. Read more best management practices for late-planted soybeans here.

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