How many soybean seeds should be planted per acre?

How many soybean seeds should be planted per acre?

As a general rule of thumb I recommend farmers purchase a bag of seed per acre (140,000 seed count) and plant that entire bag per acre (140,000 seeds) (Figure 1). Remember your target is to get a minimum stand of 100,000 plants per acre as this population will achieve 100% yield potential in most field environments.

Do you plant corn or soybeans first?

“Under most circumstances, it makes sense to plant corn before soybean.” Prior research conducted elsewhere favored early soybean planting but did not examine yields from both crops or look at the effects of delayed corn planting. MU data for both soybean and corn come from the same location, often in the same year.

What population should I plant soybeans?

To maximize yields in most environments growers should have no less than 100,000 uniformly standing plants per acre in 7.

What do farmers use soybeans for?

Ninety eight percent of soybean meal is used for animal feed (poultry, hogs and cattle mostly) and only one percent is used to produce food for people. On the other hand, 88 percent of soybean oil is used for human consumption (mostly cooking oil) and 12 percent is used as an alternative to petroleum oil.

Can you plant soybeans in April?

Early Planting Date University Research Studies Iowa State University found that most farmers can increase yield by 3 to 4 bu/acre by planting soybean beginning April 25th in southern regions and May 1st in northern regions of Iowa.

Can you plant soybeans too early?

First of all, soybean responds favorably to early planting dates if soil conditions are ideal for planting. Second, the potential risk of stand reducing, late-spring frost is offset by the opportunity to capture maximum soybean yield potential when early-season growing conditions are favorable.

How cold is too cold to plant soybeans?

Chilling injury occurs with temperatures of less than 50°F within 24 hours of planting; germination failure and seedling death occur at soil temperatures around 40°F. The longer the seed is in the ground at warm soil temperatures before cold temperatures occur, the less chance there is for chilling injury.

What temperature does soybeans germinate?

55° F

How long does it take for soybeans to emerge after planting?

four to seven days

Will Snow kill soybeans?

Soybean tops are easily damaged by frost in the 30 F to 32 F range. Temperatures under 30 F for any extended period of time can completely kill soybean plants (stems and leaves).

How cold can Soybeans survive?

Soybean plant tissue is more tolerant of freezing temperatures than that of some other crops such as corn. However, temperatures below 32 F can damage leaves, and temperatures below 30 F for an extended period can damage stems, pods and seeds.

Will 30 degrees kill soybeans?

To kill soybean tissue, temperatures usually need to be at or below 28 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours. However, an air temperature of 28 does not guarantee a soybean crop will freeze.

Will Frost kill beans?

Crops such as dry edible beans, soybeans and corn all can be damaged at temperatures below 30 F. Pinto, navy, blacks and all dry beans are very sensitive to frost (30- to 32-degree range). Tops of beans are easily killed and will turn a dark green to black color in a matter of a one-day killing frost.

What is the lowest temperature corn can survive?

Frost can occur at temperatures easily up to the high 30's F, but lethal cold temperatures for corn are generally thought to be 28F (-2C) or colder.

Why does sunlight kill frozen corn?

Temperatures below 28 degrees F cause ice crystals to form in the plant cells. As the ice crystals form, they expand and puncture cell walls. As the temperatures rise during daylight, the ice crystals melt back to a liquid. The punctured cells lose water and nutrients and die.

How cold can tomatoes tolerate?

33 degrees Fahrenheit

How warm should the ground be to plant corn?

In general, corn should be planted when soil temperatures are near 50 °F. Seed will absorb about 30 percent of its weight in water, and temperature does not affect water imbibition much. This is different than radicle (root) and coleoptile (shoot) growth; their growth is correlated with soil temperature.

How warm should the ground be to plant tomatoes?

“And the soil should be 60 degrees or more for warm-weather plants like tomatoes, peppers and basil. In fact, for tomatoes it should ideally be 65 to 70.”