Soybean management decisions
depend on growth stage
July 23, 2010
Heavy spring and summer rainfall in Indiana made for a sporadic soybean planting season. The crop ranges in development from just planted to flowering and podding, and it is important for farmers to be able to identify those growth stages before making management decisions.
"Soybean management is based on growth stage of the plant, time of year and pests, including weeds, insects and diseases," said Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension agronomist. "Producers need to be able to accurately identify the growth stages so they can scout fields and make the best possible decisions."