James Specht - Emeritus Professor of Agronomy

Center pivot irrigated soybeans
Management in a successful soybean-after-soybean cropping system may require growers to make some slight adjustments in their practices, including irrigation, seed selection, and pest management.

Planting Soybean after Soybean (Part 2): In-Season Management Considerations

April 13, 2017

In Part 1 of this article, we look at considerations for planting soybean after soybean. In this article, Part 2, we share considerations for in-season management.

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Corn and soybean fields
Nebraska research documents yield increases from using corn-soybean rotations.

Rotation Impact on Irrigated Corn and Soybean Yields in Nebraska

February 23, 2017

On most Nebraska rainfed farms, soybean and corn are usually rotated. On irrigated fields, however, the rotation sequence tends to shift to more years of corn between soybean, and in some cases, corn is grown continuously, year-after-year.

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Tracking Air and Soil Temperatures in Soybeans Planted April 29

May 17, 2013
A few weeks ago a CropWatch article discussed chilling injury in soybean. To follow up on that discussion, we have been tracking air and soil temperatures, and germination in no-till and strip-till fields planted just prior to the May 1 cold spell.

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