How to Raise High-Yielding Soybeans

How to Raise High-Yielding Soybeans

Take time this summer to learn how to efficiently raise high-yielding soybeans. Join Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer in-the-field at Farm Journal Soybean College as she leads participants through the do's an don'ts of soybean production. Content includes: how to protect soybean yields from planting to harvest; in-field scouting to evaluate early season, mid-season and late season plants; population management and its effect in-canopy; and how to identify and manage resistant weeds.

Register by June 22 to receive a discounted rate of $100. CEU credits will also be offered at this event. Don't wait-spots are limited. Secure your seat today!


General sessions include: 

Propel Soybean Yields Using the Systems Approachpresented by Missy Bauer
This session will set the foundation for high-yielding soybeans.  Attendees will arm themselves with the basics of yield components, including nodes, pods, seeds and seed size. 

Push Planting Dates to Increase Yieldspresented by Missy Bauer
This session will explore the possibilities of early planting dates and its effect on yields. There are many factors to consider when making this decision. Attendees will evaluate soil temperatures, seed treatments, the uniformity of soybean emergence and sunlight interception. 

Conserve Seed and Push Soybean Yieldspresented by Missy Bauer
Attendees will evaluate the agronomic benefit of variable-rate soybeans and dive deep into the economic benefits of using this technology. In this session, attendees will gain confidence on where to dial back population while improving plant’s yield components. 


Breakout Sessions:

Dial In Soybean Populationspresented by Missy Bauer
Participants will focus inside the canopy and evaluate what happens to the plant’s architecture when population changes. In this session, participants will look at plant type, including in-line or bushy soybeans, and how population and variable rate prescriptions should be managed by it. Participants will learn how these factors relate to potential disease pressures.
Scout to Determine What Drives Yield, presented by Brad Beutke 
Head to the field to evaluate what’s happening to soybean plants during early-season, mid-season and late-season growth stages. From uniformity, to dialing in timings of applications and stress to late-season plant evaluation, including node and pod counts, this breakout provides participants hands-on tools to properly ground truth for higher yields.
Win the Fight Against Resistant Weedspresented by Bill Bauer
In this breakout, participants will identify resistant weeds, including marestail, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp at the seedling, mid-stage and mature growth stages. Participants will also 
become armed with tools to manage the common yield robbers. 
Maximize Revenue Through Marketingpresented by Bret Oelke
In a year with tight margins, it is often a challenge to maximize revenue. The time has come to get out of your comfort zone and find ways to build value in the marketplace. This session will outline how to develop market strategies using futures and options to boost profits.
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