I’ve been taking pictures of the soybean crop all season and look forward to sharing the entire growing season with you soon.
There are no more blooms on the soybeans, and pods have replaced where the blooms were.
These soybeans are 46″ tall – which is pretty tall. Did you know that tall soybeans don’t necessarily indicate a good yield? Sometimes shorter beans produce better.
We’re starting to see some insect pressure. Notice there are some holes in the leaves – that is where the insects have been munching. The insect pressure is not bad, and we don’t anticipate needing to treat for them.
The soybean pods look a little bit like garden peas in their pods. It’s typical to find 2-4 beans per pod, 3 beans in a pod is most common for our area.
We would like to get another rain to help filling the soybeans out. Without a rain soon, we have some risk that some pods may abort and the beans will be small. Small beans mean it takes a lot more to beans to make a bushel.
Did you know that it takes 60 pounds of soybeans to make one bushel?