Ignacio Soybeans

(Ignacio) Good morning folks, we are still now here at the Agronomy Farm. Just right now we are sitting next to a soybean demo plot. So here we have very different maturity groups. Everything planted around the second week of May, except for this one, so they look very small. Conditions around the state are very similar reflecting what we are seeing around here, so we have soybeans, for the last week of June are getting close to almost full planting. Still we are 90 percent way behind as compared with last year. Emergence is also way behind, so wet conditions in May, June, really delayed all planting of soybeans across the state. So, what are the implications on yield? So, we always know that any situation that we are delaying planting and we are trying to target for high yields, it is yield reduction, OK? But in situations that we are looking for average to medium yields, I would probably say 50, 40 bushels, those situations impact on late planting is not quite clear. So, at this point we can only emphasize that we will be seeing some impacts on yield. Another thing that we are seeing in several sections of the state is many fields that were not planted. And this is a very common pattern coming from northeast and some areas in north central. And basically that’s related to the wet conditions. So, wet conditions, the lack of a winter just to end transmutable lays for soybeans don’t really impact the situation. And we are seeing several fields that didn’t even get planted. So farmers calling to ask if they are still OK in planting? We know that insurance-wise we are probably out of the dates, but if you are thinking about potential for yields, I think the potential is still here and I think it might be a good idea is to still if you have the chance to go in and trying to get those acres planted is always a good idea. The last thing – one of the things that we are using for this growing season, we are trying to work with farmers is showing some of the soybean growing stages. An idea of showing this and trying to work with the farmers in the growing stages of soybean is just because it is critically important to know exactly what is the growing stage that your crop is in at the moment that you looking. If you look at these soybeans, these soybeans are already…the small ones are getting close to the mature stage. So why that is stage is really important because we are introducing the fixation activity to the crop. So if there is any stress there at a specific time we know that for example that soybean will be impacted. We get to see most of the times around mid-August or late in the season that we see yellow soybeans that the issue might be related to this time of the season – wet conditions, any kind of a stress affecting ovulation will be affecting the activity and the capability of the plant and the resolve to fix nitrogen. So those are things that I would like farmers to keep an eye and very close look to the field situations, production issues like, wet conditions or poor root development, close root conditions and also iron deficiencies. They are not clearly end deficiencies, but they are temporary deficiencies. All outcomes that are related to poor saturation of soils and really poor drainage. So, just take a look to your field and make sure that we scout to identify all the production issues that are going on currently for soybeans.

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