Newly planted soybeans should fare better in wet fields

An extension soybean agronomist says newly planted soybeans will likely fare better in wet fields.

Seth Naeve is with the University of Minnesota.

“It might actually be worse on some of those fields that were planted up to a week before they got that heavy rain.  Those beans will be just coming up, and (the moisture) will probably be a little bit tougher on those than it will be for some of (soybeans) planted just before the rain.”

He tells Brownfield soybeans under water can survive longer while the seedling remains below ground.

“We talk about 48 hours under water, and I think we can extend that this time of year if they haven’t emerged yet.  Once they’ve emerged, then I think we’re looking at 48 to 72 hours; they’ll probably be looking pretty tough.”

Naeve says soybeans in saturated soils should be ok, but areas with standing water are a concern.







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