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Archive | Soybean Soil Management

Learn sustainable, ecological practices for managing the soil to improve soybean quality, including soil nutrients, minerals, microbes and more, which will also increase production.

soybean nodules

Nutrients & Minerals Needed for Soybeans to Grow

Soybean production factors out as fol­lows: a 50-bushel crop takes 280 pounds of nitrogen.

no-till soybean field

Soybean Tillage Types: Traditional, No-Till and Ridge-Till Methods

The tillage methods you use for soybeans should depend on your climate, soil type, slope, crop rotation, machinery and costs.

Sheet erosion occurs with unhealthy soil

Symptoms of Unhealthy Soil

Structural deterioration takes place to a greater or lesser degree in almost every field, and its consequences include soil that is too silty or too compacted.

What is humus made of

What, Exactly, Is Humus Made Of?

The proportion of minerals has increased in cultivated soils during our era in comparison with past eras in which consistently humid heat promoted the formation of organic soil material over huge swaths of forest for thousands of years. The ratio between the organic and mineral portions of the material has shifted, to the detriment of […]

Fertilizers and Water Use chart

Watering Best Practices for Crops

All any farmer really wants is the best uptake of plant nutrients for his or her crops. In order to make sure crops efficiently uptake all they need, crop expert Esper K. Chandler says, “We have to reestablish the humus function of the soil, the basis for natural/organic sustainable farming.” And this means putting water […]

Weeds are not a problem when soybeans are planted in the right soil type.

Soil Types for Growing Soybeans

Ensuring your soil is ready to grow soybeans is usually an early step when determining the type of crop you want to grow.