Soybeans

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Welcome!  The latest Research & Extension information on soybean production and management practices from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  If you cannot find the information you are seeking in the menus or articles posted below, please email your question or information request to the research and extension specialist listed in the "Contact Us" section at the bottom right of this screen.  

If you want to learn more about Nebraska Soybean Production in general, click here to view some charts of State Yield and Acreage Trends. 

SOYWATER: SOYBEAN IRRIGATION DECISION TOOL

Irrigation management made easier for Nebraska's soybean producers.  Answer a few questions about your field and a new online decision aid for irrigation management will provide you with field-specific daily updates of crop water use and soil water status.  Suggests irrigation dates based on your criteria.

SoyWater - CropWatch Article Explanation
How to Register and Use SoyWater
Optimize Your Irrigation Application Timing with SoyWater
Using SoyWater to Schedule Irrigations.


Deficit Irrigation Workshops ScreenshotDeficit Irrigation Presentations including Water Optimizer

A series of videos to help you to learn how to optimize available water for crop production.

Soybean Production Podcasts

Learn how you can grow your soybean yields and benefit from Soybean Checkoff investments in UNL Research and Extension programs. Through a partnership of the Nebraska Soybean Board, the Soybean Checkoffvia the United Soybean Board, and UNL Extension, UNL faculty share information for today’s soybean producers in five podcasts.

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Considerations for Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Soybeans: Spring Burndown April 28, 2017

One of the challenges with spring burndown application is timing. Wet and windy conditions can delay spraying and under these conditions weeds can grow significantly in a few days. Waiting until planting to spray troublesome weeds such as marestail may be too late to achieve adequate control. In addition, waiting until soybean planting limits the available herbicide options since there are relatively few labeled effective burndown chemicals for spraying at this time. The following section identifies key treatment aspects to consider for several resistant varieties in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Soybean and Corn Field Guide Cover

New Pocket Field Guide for Nebraska Soybean and Corn Growers April 28, 2017

Nebraska farmers now have a new field resource to aid in identifying plant and pest problems in their soybean and corn fields. The Nebraska Soybean and Corn Pocket Field Guide provides information and photos to help farmers identify problems they may encounter during the growing season. The 380-page pocket-sized production guide was produced by a team of University of Nebraska researchers and Extension faculty, and funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB), Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), and the United Soybean Board (USB). Editors were Jim Specht, soybean physiologist/geneticist and University of Nebraska professor emeritus, and Tom Hoegemeyer, corn breeder and UNL adjunct professor of practice.

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soybean seedling

Timing is Critical with Pre-Emergence Flumioxazin-Based Herbicides in Soybeans April 26, 2017

Soybean planting has started in Nebraska and it’s time to apply pre-emergence herbicides. Six weeds have evolved resistance to glyphosate in Nebraska. The best way to effectively control resistant and other hard-to-control weeds is by applying residual, pre-emergence herbicides with multiple effective modes of action. Several new herbicides recently registered in soybean are in this category and could be considered.

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Table of USDA NASS Crop Progress for Nebraska

Above Normal Temps Lead to Jump in Corn Planting Progress April 25, 2017

With temperatures averaging two to four degrees above normal for the week ending April 23, corn planting was well underway and soybean planting had started in Nebraska, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Meat thermometer measuring soil temperature

Corn, Soybean Planting Considerations for this Week’s Cold Snap April 24, 2017

With nighttime lows predicted to drop several nights this week, growers are advised to cautiously assess the potential for germination problems due to imbibitional chilling before planting. Agronomists advise checking soil temperatures in each field the day of planting as well as forecast temperatures for 24 hours (soybeans) or 48 hours (corn) after planting.

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