Late-season drought brings soybean stress
The dry soil conditions experienced recently over much of Minnesota may limit soybean yields, according to Dave Nicolai, crops educator with University of Minnesota Extension.
"Some plants are ripening prematurely. Another symptom of moisture loss is when the soybean leaves flip over in an attempt to slow water loss thru the plant," said Nicolai. Reduced rainfall in the past four weeks in central Minnesota has resulted in less available soil water for plant growth.
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