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  • Soybean Seed Treatments Prove to be ROI Drivers in Challenging Environments

    Shortly after emergence, young soybean plants start putting down their roots. During this crucial time of development, soybean plants face a host of threats. Cool and wet conditions during and shortly after planting, favor seedling disease infection. As soil insects come out of their overwintering stage, they'll be drawn to seeds and tender roots. If not properly protected from early season threats, soybean plants can face emergence, stand establishment issues and yield impacts later in the season.
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  • The Benefits of Soil and Tissue Sampling

    When farmers think of managing crops, soil and tissue sampling is not always front-of-mind as a regular practice. Throughout the summer of 2022, Southern States interns collected soil and tissue samples bi-weekly for one farmer whose crops include corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers - among others. This project placed a particular focus on corn and soybean fields.
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  • Don't Wait to Wage the Weed War

    How can you keep weeds from escaping your post-emergent herbicide applications in soybeans? Spray when weeds are small. Let Southern States Cooperative agronomy experts help you improve your soybean herbicide program.
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  • Meeting Your Crop's In-Season Nutrient Needs

    In-season crop tissue analysis can uncover yield-robbing nutrient deficiencies before they impact your corn and soybean crop yields. Your Southern States Cooperative agronomy experts can help incorporate a tissue-testing plan into your nutrient management program.
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  • Understanding Fungicide Seed Treatments

    Research has shown that producers will experience a higher probability of achieving a return on investment when seed treatments are used in fields that are at elevated levels of risk for important seedling diseases.
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  • The Checklist for Foliar Soybean Fungicides

    The return on investment (ROI) for fungicides on soybeans tends to not be as high or as consistent as for fungicide application to corn. However, this should not dissuade the soybean grower from making the decision to apply fungicides to soybeans. By using the following application checklist, it is possible to quickly determine which fields are likely candidates for productive use of soybean foliar fungicides.
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