As farmers make plans for 2023, planting soybeans early is one of their priorities. “One of the big things growers are talking about on soybeans is maturity. With growers planting earlier, they are starting to look into earlier-maturing beans,” said Josh Tooley, agronomist.
As harvest winds down, farmers reflect on the growing season and evaluate what went well and what changes to make for next year.
Weeds were the talk of the town — and the soybean fields — this year in Indiana. “Weed control is a conversation this year, especially since it was so dry in June,” said Jason Harmon, DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist for northern Indiana.
A healthy, active soil is essential to the success of any farm.
Challenges that can restrict yield potential will occur almost every year, but good planning can help limit the impact of those challenges. Identifying and managing the factors that suppress production on each field will help maximize corn yield potential.
In a year when expectations, demand and price for soybeans are all high, the Illinois soybean crop may not meet those great expectations everywhere.
A good — not great — corn crop in central and southern Indiana should finish strong, but concerns about late-season disease pressure are top of mind for some producers.
Yield Profit Challenge
As the growing season progresses to the maturity stage, it’s a good time to evaluate the crop and consider your harvest plans. Many farmers approach harvest pragmatically. For instance, they might consider the logistics of moving machinery.
There are numerous players in the carbon market space, including a new platform that will be fully operational by the end of 2022. Carbonplace is a platform created by global financial institutions committed to strengthening the voluntary carbon credit market.
July marks the halfway point to the harvest finish line for many corn farmers. At this stage of the season, it’s a good time to evaluate fields for compromised plants that can reveal early season stressors that may have stymied ear development and, ultimately, yield potential.