Soybean School: Think Like a Plant to Increase Yields


There are big strides to be made in the area of soybean yields. A big part of increasing those yields comes from from finding out what’s holding your plants back. The truth is that their is a wide range of limiting factors that vary from field to field. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with intricate details regarding all of the variables involved, your best approach is to simplify.


David Holshouser is a soybean expert with Virginia Tech. Holshouser says you can box those limiting factors into five basic areas of plant needs: light, water, nutrients, carbon dioxide and oxygen. In this episode of the Soybean School, we talk to David Holshouser about identifying some of the limiting factors in those areas.

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