Soybean growers in many regions were teased with an early spring, only to have the weather turn very cold for at least two weeks. Some growers are getting worried about the cold soil conditions and overall cool weather that may have knocked the crop back.
To answer questions about cold weather and general soybean agronomy, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney teamed up with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’s soybean specialist, Horst Bohner.
On this RealAg LIVE! segment, Bohner answers the toughest soybean questions, such as:
- Which wins out for soybean production? The planter or the drill?
- Build the soil nutrient bank to feed those beans! Nutrient management for soybean is a long-game, and needs addressed well ahead of the bean year
- New genetics perform much differently depending on where they are planted. Talk to your seed dealer about your farm and farm conditions
- How tough are the early and ultra early planted beans? The next week will hold the answers, but, thankfully, most farmers saw the forecasted cold temps and held off, which was probably the right decision.
- Do you wait until you can walk barefoot across a field comfortably before planting?
- Plant shallow or plant to moisture — which is best?
- How important is early weed control? Should you wait for “all” the weeds to emerge first?
Tune in to RealAgriculture’s social media platforms Tuesdays and Thursdays for LIVE! Q&As