Soybean Report: May 16, 2012

Fifty to sixty per cent of the crop is now seeded. Some producers are finished. Very early planted beans have emerged. Under cool conditions it can take 30 days for beans to emerge. In warm temperatures beans can emerge in 4 to 7 days. Crusting has been a problem in a few areas, but not a significant problem so far. If fields were not rolled right after seeding, make sure to check how much growth there is on the seedling before rolling. Beans should not be rolled during the hook stage of emergence. If the beans are close to emergence wait for the unifoliate stage before rolling.