Going into the 2019 growing season, maximizing yields will be critical to determine profit or loss. Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says there are some key points to consider when pushing for maximum soybean yields. “We should focus on genetics, selecting varieties adapted and proven in the area,” he says. “We also need to have those traits protecting against natural yield robbers.” Maximizing yields takes a systems approach. “If we’re setting higher yield goals, are we making sure we’re fighting the raw materials and nutrients to hit that that yield goal? We have to make sure we change that part of the system. Then, we want to keep the plant efficient and free of disease.”
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