Soybean planting is essentially finished. Eastern Ontario is about 90 percent complete and some clay soils still need to be seeded. This has been one of the earliest planting seasons in recent memory. In the southwest some areas have been so dry that seed had to be placed over two inches deep to find moisture. Some early planted fields have been replanted but most fields have emerged quickly due to warm temperatures. Do not consider replanting unless the stand count is below 100,000 plants per acre while a minimum of 120,000 is recommended on clay soils.
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