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Farmers start to make late planting adjustments

A soybean and small grains agronomist says the number one factor in loss of soybean yield is late planting date.

Ohio State University’s Laura Lindsey says about 12 percent of the state’s soybeans still need to be planted.

“As we enter, into more mid June, now we can see some fairly large yield reductions,” she says. “We’ve seen as much as 1/2 bushel to one bushel per acre per day loss in soybean yield.”

She tells Brownfield adjustments may need to be made.

“Normally in May, feeding 120 to 140,000 seeds per acre is generally adequate for most fields, but as we enter June, you may need to bump that up to 150 or 180,000 seeds per acre,” she says.

Lindsey says making adjustments can maximize yield potential for late planted crops.

AUDIO: Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University

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