A few fields of soybeans were planted in the province last week. Field conditions were excellent. Little seeding progress is expected this week with cool and wet conditions. Weather permitting it’s expected that considerable acreage will be seeded in the first week of May. This would be ideal for maximum yield potential. When planting soybeans this early do not seed them deep. Emergence is generally the greatest problem with early seeded beans. Keeping them shallow when planting in April (about 1 inch) will help them to emerge more quickly.
Written by Horst Bohner
Areas of Focus • Soybean production techniques including variety, tillage, disease and fertility management • Collaborate on applied research and demonstration projects to improve soybean production in Ontario