April 5, 2016

Reducing Soybean Production Costs by Focusing on Planting Date

In last week’s Planting Intentions report, the USDA said U.S. farmers would plant 5.6 million more acres of corn in 2016. This has pushed corn prices lower and may be giving growers a reason to think twice about making the switch to soybeans. That is the topic of HAT’s newest Better Farming Report, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff and the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

Purdue Agronomy’s Shaun Casteel and Jim Mintert discuss with Hoosier Ag Today’s Gary Truitt how focusing on early planting can improve soybean yields and reduce soybean farmers cost per bushel in 2016.​

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