By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 18, 2014 - Many soybean fields were sown a little later than usual in Saskatchewan in 2014 due to inclement weather. Because the average maturity days for soybean are around 120, late-seeded fields were watched closely this season.
However, according to Dale Risula, provincial specialist, special crops with Saskatchewan Agriculture, soybean is also a light-sensitive crop that responds to changes in day length. In this week's Crop Production News, Risula notes many of the soybean crops sown this year may mature in a reasonable manner due to the combination of heat units and light sensitivity.