Application of Manure to Double Crop Soybeans to Encourage Emergence

In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture to help get the crop to emerge.

Double-Crop Soybean Weed Management

Double crop soybeans usually need some type of weed control program, although how weedy they get depends upon weeds surviving down in the wheat that can take off once they receive light; how much rain we get in July, which drives additional weed emergence and rate of soybean growth; and how fast the soybeans grow and develop a canopy

Cover crop funding now available to all Ohio producers

“Cover crops provide producers with a flexible conservation tool to address multiple natural resource concerns including water quality, soil health and carbon sequestration.” – John Wilson, NRCS Ohio State Conservationist

Foliar Feeding Tips

When a nutrient cannot be easily absorbed through the soil, foliar feeding may be a possible solution.

Lake Erie shoreline in Ohio.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2022 Water Quality Status Report

Work to improve water quality is a team effort for agriculture, and the report highlights the activities of multiple organizations joining forces in this common cause.

The Heat is on Soybeans

As long as soil temperatures don’t stay too high for too long, plants should be OK.

Options of what to plant after wheat…double crop beans or cover crops.

With high soybean prices, many farmers may want to plant soybeans, but hot and/or dry weather may reduce the chances for a profitable soybean crop.

Keeping Crops Healthy

Plants grown in high soil organic matter soils have more soil microbes and plant available nutrients for optimal healthy plant growth.

Double Crop Soybean Management Considerations for 2022

Row spacing. Double-crop soybeans should be produced in narrow rows- 7.5 or 15-inch row spacing.

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