As farmers wait for snow to melt and water to run off fields, University of Minnesota Extension soybean agronomist Seth Naeve says flooded fields need to handled separately. Naeve says the big concern is the soybean pods that have been underwater. “When we get those harvested, farmers will want to stay out of the wettest areas first. When they get into the wet area of the field, they may have to keep headers up. Flooded beans may sprout later and can cause big problems for storage.” Naeve says if you have soybeans that are under water, contact your crop insurance agent first. “There’s a lot of details around this. There are questions about delayed harvest.”
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