The two primary requirements for soybean seed germination are temperatures above 50F and seed moisture percentages greater than 50%. Air temperatures and seed moisture content during seed-filling are well above these minimums. But, soybean seeds almost never germinate before maturity.
Crisp, clear fall days are perfect for splitting firewood, tilling the garden under and collecting soil samples to check fields for the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).
Hot, dry conditions can wreak havoc on a field of soybeans. According to the National Center for Soybean Technology, “drought is the greatest threat to profitability.” Work underway at South Dakota State University may change that.
Soybean pod shattering (10/20/14)
Checking weed control at harvest (10/17/14)
Soybean aphid prediction for 2015 (10/08/14)
Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (10/21/14)
Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (10/21/14)
CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (10/21/14)
Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (10/21/14)
South Carolina Closing Grain Bids (10/21/14)
North Carolina Grain (10/21/14)
Export Grain Bids (10/21/14)
Minneapolis, MN Daily Cash Grain Report (10/21/14)
Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)
Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)
USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)
WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)
USDA: Corn net sales dip slightly (02/06/14)
Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)
USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)
Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)
$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)
Morning Comments 10/22
The agronomic situation is also spurring soy buying. As with the corn market, delays to the US harvest are hurting the productive potential of the crop. Moreover, severe Brazilian dryness is delaying that country’s bean plantings, which bodes ill for productivity as well. Nearby bean futures pushed above their 40-day moving averages overnight, thereby seeming to set the stage for a bullish breakout. However, a failure at current levels might spark a reversal. November soybean futures surged 13.0 cents to $9.7725/bushel Tuesday night, while December soyoil rose 0.34 cents to 32.10 cents/pound, and December soymeal jumped $9.2 to $352.1/ton.