NK Seeds Agronomic Alert: Early-Season Soybean Checklist

NK Seeds soybean specialists supply administration tips for adjusting practices after a late planting, early-season illness, pest and climate points

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — From a chilly, moist spring that pressured a late planting to June storms that left many Midwestern farmers assessing hail harm, the 2022 rising season obtained off to a bumpy begin throughout a lot of the Corn Belt. Fortunately, farmers are resilient by nature, and with just a few changes to their soybean administration practices, NK Seeds soybean specialists say that there is cause for optimism for the season forward.

Early-summer Soybean Management Tips for the 2022 Growing Season

  1. When it involves early-season ailments, take a look at your crop stage, not your calendar. “Farmers are accustomed to addressing issues like Phytophthora Root Rot and Pythium in the spring, but given this season’s delayed planting, they are issues that need to remain on farmers’ radars,” says Eric Miller, NK Seeds Soybean Product Manager. This time of 12 months, Phytophthora may be tougher to establish, since its signs (wilted or dying leaves) mimic the consequences of drought. Pythium can be a threat this 12 months since a main causation of the soil fungus is cool, moist soil. While these spring yield robbers may be handled with seed remedies and fungicides, respectively, Miller encourages farmers to contemplate varieties with stacked Rps1c/3a or Rps1k/3a genes to guard from them. “Seed selection is one of the best tools in their toolbelts,” he says. “Products like NK14-W6E3, NK29-Z4E3 and NK31-M7E3 have defense mechanisms built into their genetics to get soybeans off to a strong and vigorous start.”
  2. Scout and deal with for pests like soybean cyst nematode now to stop late-season illness. Soybean cyst nematodes are inclined to make their transfer early within the rising season, as they burrow into the plant and transfer by way of the roots. “Aside from the obvious damage this pest causes by weakening the plant roots, they also provide an entry point for later-season agronomic issues like Sudden Death Syndrome,” warns Todd McRoberts, NK Seeds Agronomy Manager. “Fortunately, products like NK14-W6E3, NK19-T8E3S feature Peking soybean cyst nematode protection, which in turn offers solid standability.” For fields with a historical past of soybean cyst nematode and Sudden Death Syndrome, McRoberts advises farmers to additionally take into account seed remedies like Saltro® Fungicide.
  3. Carefully take into account replant choices necessitated by poor emergence, hail harm or different climate incidents. “Some Midwest farmers have already had to contend with hail damage this year, and they’ll want to look at defoliation as a measurement of damage,” says McRoberts. “While leaf loss may have little impact on yield potential, it can cause significant damage in later reproductive stages.” Before making any soybean replanting choices, farmers may also wish to consider plant well being, decide their remaining stand and evaluate the yield potential of a decreased stand to a replanted stand. NK Seeds provides tables within the NK Seeds Agronomic Guide, obtainable without spending a dime from NK gross sales representatives, to assist farmers calculate these components based mostly on harvest inhabitants, planting date and plant stand evaluation. Finally, modify seeding charge and row spacing for late-planted crops. Miller suggests growing seeding charge by 5%-10%, as a basic rule of thumb, and lowering row width from 30 to fifteen inches when doable.
  4. Control weeds early. With planting full, it is time to concentrate on early-season weed management — earlier than weeds exceed 4 inches in top. Look for merchandise like NK20-B6E3S, NK33-W2E3S, and NK37-V4E3S, which characteristic proprietary genetics stacked on Enlist® E3 Soybean herbicide traits, and take into account in-season purposes of two,4-D and glufosinate as wanted.
  5. Document observations and seize early-season information. There are many information factors to be famous within the first weeks of the season, from how vigorously crops emerge from the bottom to how they stand and tolerate illness stress. “The evaluation process for next season should begin long before harvest; it should begin during emergence,” urges Miller. “There’s a lot to be learned during soybean emergence and the critical weeks that follow.”

For extra soybean tips, go to your NK Seeds gross sales consultant or contact your native agronomist.

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