West Central Nebraska

Irrigated soybean field in Perkins County, Nebraska
Irrigated soybean in Perkins County, Nebraska 2018.

Seeding Practices and Nitrogen Management for Western Nebraska Soybean: What Matters and Why

December 18, 2018
This one-year study of soybean production in west central Nebraska looked at how adjustments in cropping practices affected various components of crop yield, showing possible areas where changes could increase profitability.

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Aerial image of field showing differences between 15-inch and 30-inch row spacings
Figure 1. TerrAvion aerial imagery taken on Aug 4, 2017 at Chase County site showing less vigor and higher thermal stress in 30-inch row soybeans than in 15-inch row soybeans.

How Row Spacng Affects Irrigated Soybean in Southwest Nebraska

April 27, 2018
While continuous corn is the most common cropping sequence in southwest Nebraska, adding soybeans to a rotation could help break pest cycles. On-farm research comparing 15- and 30-inch soybean row spacing found increased yields of 4-12 bu/ac with an average 7 bu/ac increase with 15-inch rows.

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