Fred Below, University of Illinois crop physiologist, identifies the following six management strategies as key to soybean success:

  1. Use crop management to mitigate the negative impacts of weather-induced variations in soybean yields that you cannot control.
  2. Improve soil fertility through balanced crop nutrition and fertilizer placement technologies.
  3. Maximize genetic yield potential by selecting varieties that respond to increased management.
  4. Protect yield potential and maximize seed fill by using foliar fungicides and insecticides.
  5. Enhance seed emergence and vigor through the use of fungicidal, insecticidal and plant growth regulator seed treatments.
  6. Use narrow row spacing for maximum light interception and optimized fertilizer placement strategies in corn-soybean rotations.


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