Soybean yields last year were very good in much of the South, but down slightly in several Midwest states because of inadequate moisture.

Farmers need to take advantage of the good prices that are present in the market this year, says Clifford S. Snyder, southwest director of the Potash & Phosphate Institute. He reminds growers that P and K fertilization can provide excellent benefits and raise profit potential.

Snyder says there are too many soybean farmers who haven’t changed their fertilization practices since the early 1980s when soybean prices were in the $5/bu. range, adding that with excellent prices, it’s time to raise yield potential by providing adequate soybean nutrition through progressive fertilization.