In general, around the Wolsey area, soybeans in the 1.4 to 1.8 maturity performed the best. This is a little shorter than what is normally our best yielding soybeans. The early frost in mid September hurt yield on fuller season soybeans in some cases. I don't believe we need to move away from planting a 2.0 maturity soybean, but this illustrates that it is a good practice to plant at least two, if not three different maturities of soybeans. Early planted soybeans that were treated around R2 with a combination of a fungicide, micro nutrient, or insecticide showed a nice yield response. Seed treatments at planting paid huge dividends with wet, cool soils. There was a considerable difference in live stand between treated and untreated fields. And finally, the new Roundup Ready 2 Yield varieties have been performing very well across multiple maturities. Growers should talk to their local agronomists for specific recommendations on varieties and check the website for local plot results. http://www.wheatgrowers.com/Agronomy/Test_Plot_Results
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