Early blooming soybeans bring up management concerns


Early blooming soybeans bring up management concerns

Many soybean plants are blooming ahead of schedule in Missouri and that brings up management questions. University of Missouri soybean specialist Bill Wiebold tells Brownfield the heat and drought have led to the early bloom and management depends on what farmers plans to spray, “If there’s some kind of application that has a stage of development on the label then you need to follow whatever that label says and we’re going to have to stop, in some cases, maybe spraying a particular herbicide sooner than what we normally would have.”

Wiebold says soybean plants typically flower when days start to get shorter which doesn’t begin until mid-week this week.

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