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Should carry-over soybean seed be used?

April 13, 2020  By Top Crop Manager

2019’s shoddy spring planting conditions left a record number of acres unseeded, which means that many growers will have soybean seed that wasn’t used last year. Is it worth using the carry-over seed this year?

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has produced an article examining the viability of last year’s soybean seed. A variety of factors can affect carry-over seed quality in general, but the high oil content of soybeans makes them particularly likely to be unusable one year later.

The decision is ultimately up to the grower and the level of risk with which they are comfortable. | READ MORE



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