The NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center held their annual field day on July 19. At one field stop, LREC research agronomist Bryan Hanson focused on planting dates in soybeans. “Here in the north, soybean acreage has increased over the last five or six years. Last year with hail storms, we weren’t able to gather any hard data in the area to help support insurance claims and farmers,” says Hanson. “So, that’s the objective of this year’s trial, to have several different planting dates with different maturities. Obviously planting early is better with longer-season varieties due to more yield potential. But in the north, sometimes planting early means planting at the end of May.”
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