Soybean Update

Soybean Update

Soybean Growers we have a problem. The picture below is of a field of V4 growth stage seed beans that has a problem with Kudzu bugs. This pest is going to be a problem for soybean growers this year. Please check your fields and spray if necessary.

Kudzu Bug

Seeding rate is one of the first steps toward a good yield. Soybeans have from 2200 seed per lb to 4500 seed per lb.  Do not go by pounds per acre. 30” rows at 8 seed per foot will use  59 pounds per acre of a 2450 seed/lb
soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3500 seed/lb. soybean.  You want about 145,000 seed per acre for normal planting rates.


If you are planning to plant after June 30 please order your beans now and ask your dealer to advise your seedsman to place these late planted beans in cool storage. This will maximize your chance of getting high germing
soybeans for your late planting needs. There are several group 5, 6, and 7 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. For additional details on Ultra Late planting: Ultra Late Soybeans.

As always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

Jimmy, Steve, Lane, Lee, Blake, and Jay

*Some information obtained from 2013 Georgia Pest Control Handbook, Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.