IOWA: We’ve had a few recent calls on soybean issues and possible replanting opportunities. If you are looking to replant (or plant for the first time) at this time of year, here are three management practices to keep in mind:
- If a soybean stand goes in in early June or later, consider planting in rows with narrower widths. If planting in rows that are 30 inches or wider, increase planting rates 10 to 15 percent. This promotes faster canopy cover and increases plant and pod heights.
- If planting in the next week or two (before mid-June), it’s unnecessary to choose earlier-maturing varieties.
- Good weed control is always essential but especially so with late-planted or thinner replanted stands.
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