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.

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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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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney

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