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Scientific, educational and practical information on how to grow high quality, productive crops in a sustainable, ecological and economical manner.

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Foliar Feeding for Soybeans

Foliar feeding is a complex subject, but in general it allows you to supply small amounts of deficient elements to plants (through their leaves, primarily) at the time they need them. Fertilizers applied to the soil before planting may not be available to the plants when they need them most—during peak growth and pod fill. […]

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How to Solve Common Soybean Problems

Of course, the way to grow healthy plants is to have fertile soil with good structure. As we have mentioned earlier, this means well aerated, loose soil with high levels of humus and beneficial soil organisms, and high, balanced levels of nutrients (high calcium is essential for disease resistance, for example). Some of the beneficial […]

Examining foliar health could give you the clues you need to find which nutrients and minerals are deficient, or in too much abundance.

Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies in Soybeans

If a plant is not getting the proper amounts of nutrient elements, it may develop certain symptoms, abnormal colors or growth defor­mities.

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Soybean Seed Management

In selecting which variety you wish to plant, assuming you are growing field soybeans, you need to consider several things. First, buy the best quality seed you can find. Certified tested seed is usually worth the cost.

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Adding Organic Manure to Your Crops

Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.

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Nutrients & Minerals Needed for Soybeans to Grow

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